HC Deb 22 June 1893 vol 13 c1648
MR. H. HOBHOUSE (Somerset, E.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade, in view of the lack of information concerning the agricultural labour market in the last number of The Labour Gazette, what steps, if any, he proposes to take to obtain information on that point similar to that given about other trades, with a view to publication in the next and succeeding issues of the paper?


The importance of obtaining information as to agricultural labour has not been overlooked by the Labour Department. They are collecting material for trustworthy reports on the subject which will appear in future issues of The Labour Gazette.

SIR J. GORST (Cambridge University)

May I ask the right hon. Gentleman if he is taking any steps to secure information on this subject from persons other than political agitators?

[The question was not answered.]