§ 42. Mr. Chichester-Clark
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the cost of feeding stuffs as a proportion of total farming expenses in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in the latest year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Anthony Stodart
It is estimated that in 1969–70 the cost of feedingstuffs represented some 30 per cent. of total farming expenses in the United Kingdom. No separate estimates are available for England, Wales and Scotland, but in Northern Ireland the percentage was about 47.