§ Mr. Ralph Howell
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the average farm rent in pounds per acre in(a) the United Kingdom and (b) England for each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Curry
The table gives average farm rents in metric terms for(a) Great Britain and (b) England. Information
Year Bread Wheat Average price1 Index Annual change2 Average price4 Annual change Nominal terms Real terms3 Nominal terms Real terms3 p/loaf January 1987 = 100 Percentage Percentage £ tonne Percentage Percentage 1988 46.3 107.9 6.7 1.7 105.1 -6.2 -10.6 1989 48.8 114.1 5.7 -1.9 104.7 -0.4 -7.6 1990 50.1 121.0 6.0 -3.0 5109.5 +4.6 -4.5 1 White sliced loaf 800g, annual average of monthly prices. 2 The percentage change is based on the index rather than the price for bread. This takes into account the fact that the specification of the item may have changed over the period. 3 Deflated using the all items Retail Price Index. 4 Average price realised by producers, net of coresponsibility levy. 5 Forecast.
Sources: Retail Price Index, CSO.
Agriculture in the United Kingdom, MAFF.