HC Deb 15 July 1929 vol 230 cc28-9
38. Mr. W. B. TAYLOR

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will supply the average rate of wages and average standard of working hours of farm workers in those European countries which are importing food and farm produce into Great Britain?


The conditions of employment and the classification of farm workers in different European countries varies so greatly that it is impossible to prepare any tabular statement showing average wages and hours which would not prove misleading. I am, however, sending to my hon. Friend separate particulars respecting the wages and hours of agricultural workers in a number of European countries which I trust will be of interest to him.