§ Paul Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what income was received by farms in each of the past three years(a) before deductions of wages paid to farmers and their families and (b) net of those deductions. 
§ Mr. Morley
Most farmers are either self-employed or partners and therefore their income is the return from the farming business rather than wages. Total Income from Farming represents the income to farmers, partners,930W directors, their spouses and most other family workers. The distribution of that income between those parties is an individual matter for each farm business.
Total Income from Farming in each of the last three years is given in the table.
Total Income from Farming (TIFF) — million 1999 2,252 2000 1,513 2001 1,710