§ Mr. CHARLES BATHURST
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can state what is the average rate of remuneration of agricultural labourers throughout Great Britain; and, if so, whether such remuneration includes cottage accommodation and perquisites or not; also if he can state what is the average remuneration over the same area of. workmen other than agricultural labourers?
I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a Report which gives information as to the average weekly earnings of agricultural labourers in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. No one figure can be given as representing the average earnings of all other workmen, but I can give the hon. Member information as to the average earnings in particular trades if he will be so good as to communicate with me.
§ Mr. AUSTEN CHAMBERLAIN
Would the right hon. Gentleman circulate this information for the general use of the House? Many of us are interested.
Perhaps the right hon. Gentleman would allow me to consider in what way I should circulate it. If he puts a question down I will answer it.
Yes; the Report -was issued, but I thought the right hon. Gentleman wanted it in different form.