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Harvest Workers

Volume 436: debated on Monday 28 April 1947

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asked the Minister of Agriculture how many members of the W.L.A., foreign labour, including prisoners of war, volunteers, school-children and the services, will be available to help collecting the crops in 1947.

It is not possible to say with any precision what numbers of workers in the categories mentioned by the hon. Member will be available for the 1947 harvest. In some cases, that will depend on the extent of the need. But I can say that the total force will be very considerable and will, I hope, in combination with the regular workers in the industry, be sufficient for the task.