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Harvest (Foreign Workers)

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour how many European workers he expects to be available to help with the harvest this year.

There are some 48,000 European workers employed in agriculture of whom 27,500 are employed by county agricultural committees and the Department of Health for Scotland. This includes some 7,000 Poles and 16,000 ex-prisoners of war, as well as E.V.Ws. No additional foreign workers are likely to be available specially for harvest work.