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Farm Incomes

Volume 21: debated on Wednesday 31 March 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing net incomes of farmers each year since 1960 at current and at 1975 prices.

Information on farming income at current prices is not available on a comparable

Table 1 EAGGF Guarantee Section: 1981 Estimated Outturn
Export RefundsInternal Disposal SubsidiesPublic Intervention BuyingPrivate Storage AidsOthers (inc. agricultural production subsidies and co-responsibility levies)Total
mecu(£ million)mecu(£ million)mecu(£ million)mecu(£ million)mecu(£ million)mecu(£ million)
Milk products1,8861,0531,4317992461378347-304-1703,3421,866
Cereals (inc. rice)1,22368313676408228176981,9431,085
Beef8254613802121372191221,437802
Olive oil and oilseeds851146446259225151,090609
Sugar40922832344192127768429
Fruit and vegetables432449227410760642358
Wine261431517691512816460257
Tobacco637039286160362202
Sheepmeat191107191107
Others512285372111966668373
SUB-TOTAL4,9382,7572,4911,3911,2947225312971,64992110,9036,088
Accession and Monetary Compensatory Amounts Relating to the Farm Budget
mecu(£ million)
Intra Community Trade-32-18
Extra Community Trade270151
Table 2 EAGGF Guarantee Section: 1982 Budget Appropriations
Export RefundsInternal Disposal SubsidiesPublic Intervention BuyingPrivate Storage AidsOthers (inc. agricultural production subsidies and co-responsibility levies)Total
mecu(£ million)mecu(£ million)mecu(£ million)mecu(£ million)mecu(£ million)mecu(£ million)
Milk Products2,3981,2551,5738244612419751-285-1494,2442,222
Cereals (inc. rice)1,46876813772410215176922,1911,147
Beef78841334818269362101101,415741
Olive oil and oil seeds1052351234423531,0115291,305683
Sugar78841332114192191471,225642
Fruit and vegetables753967435312063869455
Tobacco19104121588308648339
Wine311625613491483820416218

basis before 1970. The figure for 1970 is £575 million. Information for the years 1971–81 is given in table 22 of the "Annual Review of Agriculture 1982" White Paper, Cmnd. 8491. Farming income is not calculated in 1975 prices.