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Farm Workers' Wages

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will state the average weekly wage of farm workers in the years 1935 to 1939 and 1945 to 1949.

The average weekly minimum rates of wages for adult male regular workers in agriculture in England and Wales over the years in question were as follows:

s.d.
1935(a)318
1936(a)32
1937(a)331
1938(a)34
1939(a)34
1945689
1946742
1947828
1948900
1949(b)930
(a) average of county rates.
(b) 94s. from 13th March, 1949.
Comparative statistics of actual earnings in these years are not available.