HC Deb 16 October 1996 vol 282 cc934-5W
Mrs. Gorman

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the farming population of the European Union. [35779]

Mr. Boswell

[holding answer 10 July 1996]: The Community survey on the structure of agricultural holdings in 1993 showed that there were some 15 million farming jobs—excluding casual workers and contractors—in the 12 member states. Some workers will hold jobs on different holdings. Further information is contained in "Statistics in Focus—Agriculture, forestry and fisheries" published by Eurostat.

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