§ Mr. Michael Brown
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the latest estimate of people (a) employed in agriculture in the United Kingdom and (b) dependent on agriculture in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Wiggin
The provisional estimate from the June 1979 agricultural census of 409W people employed in agriculture in the United Kingdom, including the self-employe d and those employed part-time and seasonally is 714,000. My Ministry does not collect figures of people dependent on agriculture.