HC Deb 15 July 1975 vol 895 cc433-4W
Mr. Watt

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many of those employed in the Scottish agricutural industry were (a) over 55 years of age and (b) under 25 years of age on 1st June 1975; and if he will express these figures as a percentage of the total agricultural labour force in Scotland.

groups of educational establishments which provide agricultural courses in Scotland are given in the following table which covers the last three academic years:

Mr. William Ross

A detailed age breakdown is not asked for in the June Scottish Agricultural Census, but the December 1974 Census recorded 4,357 full-time male workers 55 years old and over, and 6,171 under 25–14 per cent. and 20 per cent. respectively of the full-time male worker total. These figures exclude farmers.

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