§ 19. Mr. Harvey
asked the Secretary of State for Wales by how much average real farming incomes in Wales have changed over the past two years.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
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.