HC Deb 22 March 1960 vol 620 cc28-9W
84. Mr. Morris

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many young people entered the agricultural industry in Wales in the years ended June, 1959, and June, 1958; and on what grounds Her Majesty's Government based their statement, in Command Paper No. 961, that, with some possible exceptions, there was no serious difficulty in recruiting and retaining workers.

Mr. Godber

The figures for the years ended June, 1959, and June, 1958, are 1,526 and 1,381, respectively. The statement referred to in the latter part of the Question was based partly on the evidence of the latest available figures and partly on a general assessment by our local officers.