HC Deb 31 January 1997 vol 289 c408W
Mr. Elletson

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on farm incomes. [14213]

Mr. Douglas Hogg

Provisional figures show that total income from farming fell by 8 per cent. in real terms in 1996. However, incomes remain higher in real terms than in 1994 and the preceding 10 years, and in the four years up to 1995 they rose by more than 75 per cent. in real terms. Detailed estimates of the income, output and productivity of United Kingdom agriculture in 1996 were published this morning and have been placed in the Library of the House.

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