Written Answers. - Farm Income Statistics.

13.

asked the Taoiseach if he will state (a) the estimated profits of farms in 1938, (b) the estimated amount of agricultural wages and salaries in 1938, (c) the percentage of farm incomes paid in agricultural wages and salaries in 1938, (d) the estimated profits of farms for the latest year in respect of which figures are available, and (f) the percentage of farm incomes paid in wages and salaries in that year.

The information requested by the Deputy is available only in respect of the sector agriculture, forestry and fishing as a whole. For this sector the information is shown in the following table:—

INCOME from agriculture, forestry and fishing.

Category

1938

1958†

£ million

Profits (including income of farmers and members of their families)

28.2

117

Wages and salaries

6.7

19

Total income from agriculture, forestry and fishing

34.9

136

Wages and salaries as a percentage of total income

.2

.0

†Provisional.