HC Deb 20 June 1966 vol 730 c30
52. Mr. Hazell

asked the Minister of Labour if he will publish the figures for male and for female workers employed whole time in agriculture and horticulture in the south-west region in 1955 and 1965 in the following age groups, that is to say, under 18, 18 and 19, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, and 65 years of age and over, respectively.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

I regret that the information is not available in full. I will, with permission, publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table showing the estimated numbers of males and females under and over 18 employed in the industry in the years in question. The estimates do not distinguish between whole-time and part-time workers and part-time workers are accordingly included in the table.

Mr. Hazell

I thank my hon. Friend for that reply, but, as the information sought has been published nationally in the Gazette, it must have been obtained on a county or regional basis to enable national figures to be published. As the information is required for regional planning councils, will she undertake to look into the matter again?

Mrs. Williams

I am afraid that the analysis is based upon a 1 per cent, sample, and it is not possible to break it down in order to give an accurate figure for the regions.

Following is the information:

Men Boys Women Girls Total
Mid 1955 60.6 5.6 7.0 0.9 74.1
Mid 1965 39.7 3.9 7.0 0.7 51.3