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Cereals (Growers' Incomes)

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Minister of Agricuture, Fisheries and Food what estimate has been made by the European Commission of the increase in United Kingdom cereal producers' incomes in 1974; and how this compares with estimates prepared by his own Department.

In its annual report to the Council on the agricultural situation in the Community (R/3408/74) the European Commission estimated that incomes on cereal farms in the United Kingdom were likely to practically double between 1972–73 and 1973–74 and that some further increase was expected in 1974–75. These estimates were based on information supplied by my Department relating to net incomes on specialist cereal farms. Net incomes on general cropping farms increased by rather less.