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Agricultural Productivity

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish in the Official Report statistics showing the rate of increase of labour productivity in British agriculture during the 10 years up to and including 1974.

Information on the gross agricultural product per person engaged in agriculture in the United Kingdom is shown in Table 19 of the 1975 Annual Review White Paper (Cmnd. 5977). Over the 10 years 1964–65 to 1974–75 the rate of increase of labour productivity in agriculture averaged 6 per cent. per year.