§ MR. J. MACVEAGH (Down, S.)
To ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade whether he can state the last available figures as to the average rate of weekly wages paid to agricultural labourers in England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland respectively, with the highest and lowest average weekly earnings in each country.
(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) The latest available figures are contained in 203 the Second Report on Wages and Earnings of Agricultural Labourers [Cd. 2376], and relate to the year 1902, but information furnished to the Department by correspondents from time to time since that year tends to show that, in 1906, wages were generally at about the
|All classes of agricultural labourers (including ordinary labourers and men in charge of animals)||18||3||17||3||19||3||10||11|
|Ordinary agricultural labourers only||17||5||17||7||19||5||10||9|
§ In the case the of the ordinary agriculture labourers the following statement shows
|Scotland||Renfrew and Lanark||22||2||Shetland, Orkney, and Caithness||13||7|
|* These averages relate to able-bodied male adults. They do not include the earnings of stewards, bailiffs, foremen, or casual labourers.|