HC Deb 25 October 1973 vol 861 c606W
Mr. Evelyn King

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of those gainfully employed and living in south Dorset are engaged in agriculture.

Mr. Dudley Smith

At June 1972, in the area covered by the Weymouth, Dorchester, Wareham, Swanage and Bridport employment exchanges, about 6 per cent. of all employees in employment were engaged in agriculture and horticulture. It should be noted that the proportion is calculated from figures which do not include employers and self-employed persons.