§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on farm income levels for farmers in Buckingham in each of the last seven years. 
§ Alun Michael
Due to the small number of farms in Buckingham, there is no robust data available on farm incomes for farmers in Buckingham over the last seven years. Net farm income for farms in the East EU "Super Region" and for England over the last seven years are show in the following table. 999W
Net farm income East EU Super Region England 1996–97 36,636 29,833 1997–98 16,281 13,847 1998–99 5,810 10,359 1999–2000 9,604 7,981 2000–01 11,367 9,886 2001–02 11,997 13,558 2002–03 16,894 16,435
Source:Farm Business Survey.
Net farm income is the return to the principle farmer and spouse for their manual and managerial labour and to the tenant-type capital of the business.