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Deficiency Payments

Volume 22: debated on Tuesday 20 April 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will place in the Library a copy of his calculations in respect of a possible scheme of deficiency payments mentioned in his oral replies on 5 April.

As I explained in my reply of 1 April to my hon. Friend the Member for Bodmin (Mr. Hicks)—[Vol. 21, c. 171]—it is not possible to make precise estimates and much depends on the assumptions

Index of farming income deflated by the retail price index (1970=100)

Year

1970100
1971101
1972100
1973128
197493
197594
1976104
197788
197880
197967
198051
198152