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Animal Production Businesses

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 25 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many animal production businesses in England have more than 250 employees. (93488)

Data from the June Agricultural Survey is not available at business level but only by individual holding. The number of holdings in England at June 2005, where livestock production is the predominant activity and employees number greater than 250, are less than five. In order to protect the confidentiality of survey respondents, as required under the Agricultural Statistics Act, it is not possible to reveal the exact numbers when these are very small.