Mr. Baker White
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the number of service cottages in England and Wales occupied by farm workers by virtue of their employment.
Mr. T. Williams
Up-to-date information is not available, but at the time of the National Farm Survey (1941–43) there 223W were in England and Wales 127,600 employees' cottages occupied by farm workers and regulated by the Agricultural Wages Committee's Order as to the value at which they may be reckoned for wages purposes. These include the cottage occupied under licence by virtue of employment and also the cottage let by a farmer to his worker.