HC Deb 22 March 1923 vol 161 c2777W

asked the Under-Secretary to the Scottish Board of Health the working hours of agricultural workers which are at present operative in the various Scottish counties, respectively?

Captain ELLIOT

No official statistics are available regarding the hours of agricultural workers in Scotland. The normal working day appears to be from 9 to 9½hours (with, in some cases, a half-holiday on Saturday). During seed time and harvest, which cover about 10 weeks of the year, a 10-hour day is worked, with a correspondingly shorter day during the winter months. The average working week is about 50 hours.