HC Deb 22 July 1938 vol 338 cc2590-1W
Mr. De Chair

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give any information about the increase in the number of agricultural workers in Norfolk and the Isle of Ely?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

Information regarding the number of agricultural workers employed on the 4th June last is not yet available, but comparison between 4th June, 1931 and 4th June, 1937, shows that the number of workers, excluding the occupier, his wife and domestic servants, employed on agricultural holdings in Norfolk decreased by 77 to 37,281, and in the Isle of Ely increased by 135 to 12,625. I am sending my hon. Friend a Statement giving the figures in detail for each year from 1931 to 1937.