§ Nick Harvey
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of the UK work force were employed in agriculture in each of the past 10 years, broken down by(a) region and (b) type of farm. 
§ Mr. Morley
[holding answer 25 March 2003]: The information is given in the tables for (a) UK total and regions in England and (b) UK farm types.
Information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is published in Agriculture in the United Kingdom for 2001 and 2002 and in Farm Incomes in the United Kingdom for earlier years. These can be found on the Defra website at www.defra.gov.uk/esg/m_publications.htm
Development Forum, (i) the Rural Affairs Forum, (j) the Trade Union Sustainable Development Advisory Committee, (k) Regional Flood Defence Committees and (l) the Regional Environmental Protection Advisory Committees; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Alun Michael
Information on 2001–02 budgets for most of the bodies listed can be found in the Cabinet Office "Public Bodies 2002" publication, a copy of 637W which is in the Library of the House. The bodies not listed in this publication, i.e. the National Rural Development Forum, the Rural Affairs Forum, the Trade Union Sustainable Development Advisory Committee and the Regional Environmental Protection Advisory Committees, are funded from within mainstream budgets in Defra or its agencies and could be separated out from those budgets at disproportionate cost only.