HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c559W
Mr. Strang

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the average price per hectare of average quality arable agricultural land in England on the latest available date; and what was the comparable price in the previous year.

Mr. Curry

Official price statistics of agricultural land do not distinguish between land uses. The bulk of arable production takes place on land grades 1, 2 and 3. The latest available average price of land, including buildings, for these combined grades sold in England is £4,370 per hectare and relates broadly to calendar year 1988; the comparable figure for 1987 is £3,555 per hectare.