§ Gregory Barker
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps are being taken by her Department to measure the number of agricultural employees per hectare on(a) organic farms and (b) non-organic farms within the United Kingdom. 
§ Mr. Meacher
Information is not currently available to enable such a comparison to be made. But additional information to be collected when the EC Farm Structure Survey is next run, in 2003, is expected to provide a basis for doing so.