§ Mr. MILLAR
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.