Written Answers. - Farm Income.

David Stanton

Question:

151 Mr. Stanton asked the Taoiseach the percentage, if any, by which farm incomes have fallen since the Government came into office; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [28286/98]

The following table shows agriculture income from self-employment and other trading income for the years 1996-98:

Year

Income

Annual Change

£m

£m

£m

19961997*1998*

2,081.11,952.91,843.7

128.3109.2

6.25.6

*Advance Estimate.
Agricultural income from self-employment and other trading income is estimated to have declined by 11.4 per cent since 1996.