HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 c1250W
Mr. Paterson

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the farm-gate value of cows' milk produced by the dairy herd in England was in the last year for which figures are available. [157936]

Alun Michael

Defra collects farm-gate price information for England and Wales. As the figures are based on data supplied by the purchasers of raw milk, as opposed to the producers, we are unable to provide a regional breakdown of price or differentiate milk produced on farms located in England and Wales.

We have estimated the farm gate value of cow's milk by the dairy herd in England and Wales for 2003 to be £2,034 million.

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