§ 36. Mr. H. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Labour now the ratio of persons gainfully occupied to total population in Great Britain compares with the corresponding ratio in the United States of America, France, Germany and Italy?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
According to the latest information in my possession, the percentages and the dates to which they relate are as follow:
It is possible that owing to differences in definition and in classification (for example, as regards farmers' relatives assisting in the work of the farms) the percentages given may not be strictly comparable. The figures are also affected by differences in the ages at which juveniles were admitted to employment at the census dates.
Year. Percentage. Great Britain 1921 45 United States 1920 39 France 1921 56 Germany 1907 40 Italy 1011 46