§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will update his answer of 17 June 1991,Official Report, column 20, giving revised figures for the common agricultural policy budget in 1991 and 1992, and forecasts for 1993; if he will state whether forecasts for 1993 incorporate changes in expenditure as a result of the current EC Commission proposals for CAP reforms; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gummer
The table gives the information requested for the years up to 1992. A forecast for 1993 is not yet available as it would depend on decisions that have yet to be taken.
§ Mr. David Hunt
Net farm income figures for lowland livestock farms have not been published separately since 1984–85. The extension of the less-favoured areas (LFAs) in that year led to a change in classification of a substantial number of lowland livestock farms to LFA livestock farms, and the resulting lowland livestock sample figures became statistically unreliable. Figures for hill and upland cattle and sheep farms for the period 1985–86 to 1989–90 are:
Net farm income £'000 1985–86 9.0 1986–87 9.3 1987–88 12.5 1988–89 16.4 1989–90 10.9