HC Deb 29 February 2000 vol 345 c248W
Mr. Paul Marsden

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will estimate the contribution to GDP from farms in(a) Shrewsbury and Atcham and (b) Shropshire for the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [111073]

Ms Quin

The agriculture industry in Shropshire contributed 5.5 per cent. to the county's GDP in 1996 and 0.04 per cent. to national GDP, as measured at factor cost. Data for Shrewsbury and Atcham are not available. Later figures are not yet available at regional level.