HC Deb 27 June 1940 vol 362 c621W
Brigadier-General Clifton Brown

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the agricultural scale of wages applies to labourers employed on an agricultural estate in such jobs as fencing, draining, cutting underwood, road repairing and in general maintenance duties of farm and woods, or whether separate contracts can be entered into with those men employed on estate and garden work only?

Mr. Hudson

Broadly speaking, estate employès who are engaged on work directly connected with the use of land for agricultural purposes are, I am advised, employed in agriculture and are entitled to the agricultural minimum rates of wages.