§ 56. Mr. LAMBERT
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any estimate has been prepared by his Department of the loss of agricultural labour caused by the withdrawal of over 1,000,000 acres from arable cultivation in England and Wales since 1913?
§ Dr. ADDISON
Comparable figures for the number of agricultural workers are not available for the year 1913. Since 1921, the number of workers has decreased by 99,000. During the same period the arable acreage has been reduced by 1,670,000 acres, but there are also many other factors operating.
§ Mr. GRANVILLE
Can the right hon. Gentleman say when he intends to extend unemployment insurance to the agricultural workers?