HC Deb 15 April 1926 vol 194 c500W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Minister of Agriculture how many additional men were actually employed on the land in connection with sugar beet operations during 1925?


Sufficient information is not available to make a definite estimate of the total number of additional men employed on the land in connection with the cultivation of sugar beet. The work is mainly seasonal, and I understand that 1,573 men and 88 women were supplied by the Employment Exchanges for employment on lifting and topping operations during the past season, and from inquiries made by my local officers, it appears that a considerable number of workers secured such employment without using the medium of the Exchanges.