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Agricultural Production

Volume 928: debated on Thursday 17 March 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his latest estimate of the percentage increase in agricultural production in each of the next three years; and if he will make a statement.

We cannot estimate annual changes in production levels, wich are affected by the weather and other factors, but given normal weather would expect to see progress in 1977–78 towards the expansion aims set out in the White Paper "Food From Our Own Resources".