§ Mr. Peter Robinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are employed(a) directly and (b) indirectly in the agricultural industry in each constituency in Northern Ireland. 
§ Mr. Pearson
The information is as follows:
(a) The numbers employed directly on farms in each constituency are in the following table.
Parliamentary constituency Farmers and workers Belfast, East 37 Belfast, North 16 Belfast, South 33 Belfast, West 23 East Antrim 1,403 East Londonderry 3,039 Fermanagh and South Tyrone 8,697 Foyle 1,098 Lagan Valley 2,583 Mid-Ulster 6,055 Newry and Armagh 6,579 North Antrim 5,390 North Down 357 South Antrim 2,186
Parliamentary constituency Farmers and workers South Down 5,907 Strangford 2,273 Upper Bann 1,984 West Tyrone 6,613 Northern Ireland 54,273
These figures include farmers, partners, spouses, family and hired workers, whether full-time, part-time or employed on a casual or seasonal basis.
(b) Details of indirect employment are not available except at Northern Ireland level. Employment in the food and drinks processing sector was estimated as 18,300 persons in 2001 and a further 4,400 persons were estimated to be employed in the agricultural supply sector.