HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 c1549W
Mr. Wiggin

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the average farm income was in Wales, broken down by(a) constituency and (b) local authority area for each year since 1997. [151725]

Mr. Touhig

The information is not available in the form requested.

Net incomes for all Welsh farms for each year since 1999 are published in "Estimates of Farm Incomes in Wales" and are listed as follows.

1999–2000 4,100
2000–01 6,100
2001–02 19,100
2002–03 210,100
1 Provisional
2 Forecast

Net farm income is defined as the return to the principal farmer and spouse for their manual and managerial labour and on the tenant type of capital of the business.

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