HC Deb 04 December 1933 vol 283 cc1285-6
17. Mr. HANNON

asked the Minister of Agriculture the latest figures available for those employed in agriculture, as compared with the figures for the corresponding period in 1932?


As the answer to this question is in the form of a statistical state- ment, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say that the situation is improving as far as the condition of the agricultural industry is concerned?


Yes, it is improving.

Following is the statement:

Number of Workers* employed on Agricultural Holdings above one acre in extent, in England and Wales, as returned on 3rd June 1933, with comparative figures for 1932.
1933. 1932.
No. No.
Regular Workers.
Males 21 years old and over 422,520 419,649
Males under 21 years old 113,590 115,689
Women and Girls 59,600 62,314
Casual Workers.
Males 21 years old and over 78,530 64,698
Males under 21 years old 10,930 9,317
Women and Girls 30,380 25,814
Total Workers 715,550 697,481
* Excluding the occupier, his wife, and domestic servants.
NOTE.—The figures for 1933 are subject to slight revision.
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