HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 c1698
52. Mr. Rostron Duckworth

asked the Minister of Agriculture the average weekly increase in the wages of agricultural labourers now as compared with 3rd September, 1939?

The Minister of Agriculture (Mr. R. S. Hudson)

The average of the weekly minimum county rates for men fixed under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Acts has increased by 25s. 3d. since 3rd September, 1939. The average increase in actual wages and earnings has probably been higher than this, but statistics are not available of the actual wages paid.