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Volume 531: debated on Thursday 28 October 1954

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asked the Minister of Labour the number of workers employed in agriculture as recorded on the latest available date; and the comparable figures for the previous year.

The available figures include farmers as well as their employees. At the end of August, 1954, the estimated total number in agriculture and forestry in Great Britain was 1,060,000, compared with 1,078,000 at end of August, 1953.