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Agricultural Workers

Volume 80: debated on Friday 14 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many full-time agricultural workers there are in Wales; and how many there were on 1 January 1970, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 and 1984, respectively; and if he will make a statement.

Details of the numbers of workers on agricultural holdings are collected in a full census in June and a sample census in December each year The numbers of persons recorded as working full-time on agricultural holdings in Wales in the years requested were as follows:

JuneDecember
197032,28034.946
198033,35133.257
198133,33932,704
198232,85132.558
198332,17132,487
198432,70732,307
Figures exclude wives of farmers and directors; and salaried managers for which no data on full-time working are available The 1970 figure is thought to be affected by definitional changes at that time.