HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 c446W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are employed in agriculture, forestry and fisheries, respectively; and what are the figures for 1973.

Mr. Alison

The following table gives the numbers of employees in employment in Great Britain in the industries specified at June 1973. It also gives the provisional numbers at June 1982, the latest available, for agriculture separately and for forestry and fishing combined.

Employees in Employment
June 1973 *June 1982
Agriculture and horticulture 396,500 326,100
Forestry 13,100 †19,400
Fishing 11,200
* Provisional.
†Separate figures are not available for June 1982.