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Farm Wages

Volume 32: debated on Friday 19 November 1982

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will publish an index of farm wages from 1970 up until 1981.

Capital allocationsPrescribed capital receiptsPrescribed expenditure(c)as percentage of:
(a) £ million(b) £ million(c) £ million(a)(a+(b)
Sefton MBC8,9982,7009,11410178
St. Helens MBC12,6163,91011,4159069
Knowsley MBC7,7162,3169,31012193
West Lancashire DC2,6910,7003,27712297

the average weekly total earnings of hired regular whole-time men in agriculture in England and Wales, expressed as an index, are as follows:

Calendar Years
197043·1
197148·8
197254·9
197364·0
197480·0
1975100·0
1976117·0
1977127·1
1978143·2
1979167·0
1980200·4
1981225·0

Source: Wages and employment inquiry.