HC Deb 10 January 2001 vol 360 cc560-1W
Mr. Flynn

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what the net contribution is of agriculture to GDP in England in each of the past three years after the deduction of subsidies, concessions on diesel, reductions in council taxes on farm buildings and farmland and the relevant Civil Service costs. [144251]

Ms Quin

[holding answer 8 January 2001]: Agriculture's contribution to national GDP for England for the three years to 1999 is shown in the table.

Agriculture's share of gross domestic product in England
1997 1998 19991
Including subsidies 1.1 0.9 0.9
Excluding directly paid subsidies 0.8 0.7 0.6
Excluding all subsidies, tax concessions2 and relevant Civil Service costs 0.6 0.5 0.5
1 Provisional
2 Estimated

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