HC Deb 18 November 1968 vol 773 cc204-5W
Miss Quennell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what proportion of the labour force of full-time adults in England and Wales is engaged in agriculture, horticulture and forestry, excluding hill farms and intensive units.

Mr. Walker

At June 1967, about 2.7 per cent. of the total labour force in England and Wales was in agriculture, horticulture and forestry (Minimum List Headings 001 and 002 of the Standard Industrial Classification). The statistics do not distinguish between adults and young persons or between those working full-time and part-time, and no separate information is available for hill farms and intensive units.