HC Deb 17 June 1935 vol 303 c7
12. Mr. T. SMITH

asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of people employed in agriculture, and comparable figures for 1934 and 1933, giving separate figures for those engaged in horticulture and market gardening?


According to returns collected annually on 4th June, the total numbers of regular and casual workers, male and female, employed on agricultural holdings in England and Wales in 1933 and 1934 were 716,000 and 688,000 respectively. Figures for 1935 will not be available until August next. These returns do not enable those engaged in horticulture and market gardening to be distinguished separately.