§ Paul Flynn
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, what changes have taken place in the(a) gross and (b) net incomes of the (i) top and (ii) bottom deciles of farmers in each year since 1990. 
§ Mr. Morley
The information for the years 1996–97 to 2000–01 are given in the table.
Ranges of farm incomes for full-time farms in England (£ per farm) Cash income Net Farm Income First decile (10th percentile) Ninth decile (90th percentile) First decile (10th percentile) Ninth decile (90th percentile) 1996–97 6,200 118,100 -3,400 72,000 1997–98 100 94,200 -12,000 41,300 1998–99 -400 83,500 -14,900 38,100 1999–00 0 73,800 -14,800 33,600 2000–01 -1,400 77,500 -14,800 35,500
Farm Business Survey
I regret that the information given in a previous answer to my hon. Friend, Official Report, 22 January, column 779W, was incorrect. The figures had been 598W mistakenly calculated for England and Wales, not for England. The information in this table corrects those figures.
Data for the six years 1990–1995 could not be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.