HC Deb 18 July 1995 vol 263 cc1207-8W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of the total Welsh agricultural labour force works on land with less-favoured area status; and if he will make a statement. [34971]

Mr. Gwilym Jones

According to the agricultural census in 1994, approximately 67 per cent. of persons engaged in work on main agricultural holdings, work on holdings with less-favoured area status—that is those with a majority of the land within their boundaries defined as less-favoured areas. This includes spouses of farmers, partners and directors.