The publication of the figures requested by my hon. Friend is under consideration at the present time. I expect to be able to publish figures in the fairly near future for the monetary762W value of output and for personnel engaged, but I am not at present able to say when it will be possible to compile and publish the other figures requested.
§ Mr. Salt
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can now give an approximate comparison between the annual value of the output per head of employers and employed in British agriculture at the present time and that of the output in the immediate pre-war period, such comparison being adjusted for the change in values between the two periods.
No, Sir. I regret that my Department is not at present able to make calculations of the annual value of output per head in British agriculture in view of the difficulty of obtaining a common measure of work performed by a miscellaneous labour force of men and women, adults and juveniles, regulars and casuals.