§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many employees are engaged in agriculture in Wales at the last date for which information is available; and how this compares with the corresponding numbers 10 and 20 years previously.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The information is given in the table set out below. The figures which do not include the self-employed are not strictly comparable owing to changes in the definition of an agricultural holding in 1968, 1970 and 1973; the extension in 1970 of the concept of farm work to include managerial and secretarial employees; and alterations in the definitions of whole-time and part-time working.
assessments of local needs and it is not possible to predict how much they will spend on rehabilitation and improvement.