§ 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.