HC Deb 22 March 1929 vol 226 c1982W

asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of men and women who are employed in the fishing industry in Great Britain, with the number registered under the National Insurance Acts?


The estimated number of men and boys employed in Sea Fishing in Great Britain in the year 1927, the latest year for which figures are available, was 60,018. No women, so far as I know, are regularly engaged in this industry. All those who are employed under a contract of service and all fishermen who work on the sharing system are, with a few negligible exceptions, required to be insured under the National Health Insurance and Contributory Pensions Acts. As, however, health insurance statistics are not compiled on an occupational basis, it is not possible to state the actual number of persons in the industry who are insured under the Acts.

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