HC Deb 28 April 1938 vol 335 cc323-4W
Sir J. Wardlaw-Milne

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will give the average numbers of men employed in agriculture in the years 1914 and 1923 and for the period 1933–37?

Mr. W. S. Morrison:

The numbers of male agricultural workers employed on 4th June in the years named on holdings exceeding one acre were as stated in the table below. The figure for 1913 is not strictly comparable with those for postwar years.

Year. Number of Male Workers.
1913 (a) 586,000
1923 (b) 669,912
Average 1933–37 (b) 589,561

(a) Figures not available for 1914. Excluding members of the occupier's family.

(b) Excluding the occupier and domestic servants, but including members of the occupier's family.