HC Deb 22 March 1938 vol 333 cc1021-2W
Mr. G. Macdonald

asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of agricultural labourers employed in Lancashire in 1931 and at the latest date on which figures are available?

Mr. Ramsbotham

I have been asked to reply. The number of agricultural workers employed in Lancashire on holdings exceeding one acre in extent, as returned by the occupiers of the holdings on 4th June, 1931, was 27,813. The corresponding figure for 4th June, 1937, the latest date for which such information is available, was 24,660.