HC Deb 03 August 1905 vol 151 c62
MR. PARTINGTON (Derbyshire, High Peak)

To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade if he can give the number of people employed in agriculture in the following countries:—England, Scotland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, and United States of America.

(Answered by Mr. Bonar Law.) The census classifications adopted by the various countries named are not on a comparable basis, and any figures that could be stated with regard to the number of persons employed in agriculture would be subject to so many qualifications that it is not practicable to give the particulars in answer to a Question. The hon. Member will find certain figures with regard to some of the countries named in [Cd. 2337] of 1904, pp. 436–8.