§ 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?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Elliot)
As the answer to this question is in the form of a statistical state- 1286 ment, I will, with my hon. Friend's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. HANNON
Can the right hon. Gentleman say that the situation is improving as far as the condition of the agricultural industry is concerned?
§ 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.|
|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|
|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|
|* Excluding the occupier, his wife, and domestic servants.|
|NOTE.—The figures for 1933 are subject to slight revision.|