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Agricultural Output

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 8 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Agriculture on what date he anticipates it will be possible to give an estimate of the present value of agricultural output in this country per head of the agricultural labour force and to provide at the same time an adequate comparison between the value of such output and the value of the other principal industries of the country.

I regret that I am not able to give a date. There are many difficult statistical problems involved, which may or may not yield to further research and in any case will take considerable time with the limited staff available.