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Volume 466: debated on Thursday 23 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Agriculture how many working farm-horses are employed in agricultural work today; and what was the corresponding figure in 1939.

The number of horses used for agricultural purposes, including mares kept for breeding, as returned by occupiers of more than one acre of agricultural land in England and Wales was: 384,000 in June, 1948, compared with 549,000 in June, 1939.