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Agricultural Training

Volume 928: debated on Monday 14 March 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the number and percentage of managers and farmers in England and Wales who have undergone formal agricultural training; and what plans he has to extend the scope of such training.

I regret the information requested is not available. However, the provisional results of an EEC sample survey on the structure of agricultural holdings in England and Wales undertaken in 1975 were published as a "Statistical Information" sheet (No 99/76) on 14th April 1976. This gives some related information concerned with agricultural education which is of course the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science. Copies of the document are available in the Statistics Department of the Library of the House.