HC Deb 07 April 1937 vol 322 cc183-4
19. Mr. H. G. Williams

asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the difference between the number of agricultural workers insured against unemployment and the number recorded last June in the agricultural statistics; and whether he can furnish any explanation of this difference?

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Brown)

This difference is accounted for mainly by the inclusion in the agricultural statistics of uninsured persons such as relatives of farmers and persons over 65 years of age. I should point out, however, that complete information as to the number of workers insured under the agricultural scheme will not be available until after the general exchange of unemployment books next July.