§ 63. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether 1437 he has any estimate of the number of agricultural workers at present unemployed in England and Wales?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Dr. Addison)
I regret that no statistics are available on which I could make such an estimate as to present unemployment, although the reports we received from our county staffs indicated that, particularly in some arable areas, there was a considerable volume of unemployment during the past winter.
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Does this same report show that there is a great reduction during the summer?
§ Dr. ADDISON
No. So far as our information goes, employment during the summer appears to be about normal.
§ Brigadier-General Sir HENRY CROFT
Docs it not show that the demand of over 200 of my hon. Friends that this question should be grappled with now is one of which notice should be taken?
§ Major BRAITHWAITE
Will the Government take some steps to have a proper and accurate record kept of this class of employment?