§ Mr. Letwin
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what assessment he has made of the costs of farming chickens and turkeys in(a) the UK and (b) in each other EU member state. 
§ Ms Quin
[holding answer 21 December 2000]: The production costs and revenues falling to farmers, including poultry farmers, form part of the Farm Business Survey, the results of which are published. The EU receives this information for all member states and assesses it.
Part of this Government's Strategy for Agriculture includes a Task Force looking at the input costs into farming which has been asked to report by March 2001.