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Farm Incomes

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales by how much average real farming incomes in Wales have changed over the past two years.

The latest published figures from the farm management survey in Wales show that average real farming incomes on fully-time dairy and livestock farms in Wales decreased by £355 in 1982–83 and £565 in 1983–84, representing decreases of 5 and 8 per cent., respectively. These follow increases of 12 and 27 per cent. in 1980–81 and 1981–82.