HC Deb 29 February 1972 vol 832 c65W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the present gap between farmworkers' weekly earnings and average weekly industrial earnings, based on a 40-hour week; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

The average weekly earnings of regular whole-time men in agriculture in Great Britain in the third quarter of 1971 were £22.31 for a 49.9 hour week. Those for industrial workers in the United Kingdom were £30.93 for a 47.7 hour week in October, 1971. Comparable statistics based on a 40-hour week are not available.