HC Deb 01 July 1913 vol 54 cc1683-4W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture the number of persons directly dependent upon agriculture for a living in Great Britain in each of the following years: 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911; the number of men employed for wages in agriculture in each of these years in England, Wales, and Scotland, respectively; and the acreage under the plough, under wheat, and in permanent pasture?


The Census figures for 1911 are not yet available, but the following statements give so far as possible the information desired:—