§ 74. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Secretary of State for Scot-land whether he has any estimate of the number of agricultural workers unemployed in Scotland at present?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. William Adamson)
The answer is in the negative. There are on the live register at the various Employment Exchanges in Scotland 644 men and 65 women describing themselves as agricultural workers, but these figures cannot be regarded as giving any reliable guide to the extent of unemployment in agriculture.
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
In view of the fact that these figures are very necessary, would not the right hon. Gentleman at least approach both the trade unions and the employers concerned to see if they have any reliable figures?