§ 78 and 79. Mr. Gower
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) what relationship the average farm income in Wales bore to the average farm income in England over the latest convenient period; and what was the relationship in 1953;
(2) if he will give the percentage change in the net farm income in Wales between 1957 and 1962, using 1957 as the base year; if he will give the figure after adjustment to take account of purchasing-power changes; and how these figures compare with the figures for England.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
Our yearly estimates of aggregate net farm income in the United Kingdom are not subdivided by countries. The results of the Farm Management Survey of a sample of farm incomes are published separately for England and Wales, but it is not possible to derive from these the relationship between the average net farm income of all farmers in each of the two countries. I regret, therefore, that I cannot provide the information.