HC Deb 03 February 1930 vol 234 c1513W

asked the Minister of Agriculture, in regard to unemployment of farm workers, whether he will invite all district councils or boards of guardians to furnish a Return of all such unemployed men, with the number of their dependants, in their respective districts?


It would not be practicable to obtain reliable statistics as to the number of agricultural workers at present unemployed by means of the inquiry suggested by my hon. Friend. I am, however, arranging to receive from the Ministry's crop reporters, during the course of the next few days, reports as to the extent of unemployment among agricultural workers in each of their respective areas.