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Labour Statistics

Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what information he has as to the proportion of people directly and indirectly involved in agriculture in Britain and other EEC countries.

Information in respect of people indirectly engaged in agriculture is not available. The latest available information on the proportion of people directly engaged in agriculture is as follows:

Per cent.
United Kingdom*2·6
Germany†5·4
France†7·9
Italy†12·0
Netherlands†4·9
Belgium†2·9
Luxembourg†4·7
Republic of Ireland†16·8
Denmark†8·5
Greece‡30·0
Notes:
* Percentage of total civilian manpower directly engaged in agriculture alone, 1984 (provisional).
† Percentage of total manpower directly engaged in agriculture (including forestry and fishing), 1983.
‡ Percentage of total civilian manpower directly engaged in agriculture (including forestry and fishing), 1983.
Sources:
* Annual Review of Agriculture 1985 (Cmnd. 9423) † and ‡ The Agricultural Situation in the Community — 1984 Report (Commission of the European Communities).