§ 78. Mr. PARKINSON
asked the Minister of Agriculture the counties in which wage reductions have taken place in respect of agricultural labourers since 1930?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir John Gilmour)
It is not possible to state what changes have taken place in the actual wages of agricultural workers, but so far as the minimum 485 weekly wages fixed under the Agricultural Wages (Regulation) Act for ordinary adult male workers are concerned, reductions have taken place since 1930 in the following areas: Cheshire, Derbyshire, Gloucestershire, the Kesteven and Lindsey Divisions of Lincolnshire, Northumberland, Shropshire, Suffolk, the East, North and West Ridings of Yorkshire. In addition, the Agricultural Wages Committees for Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Glamorgan have given notice that they propose to make reductions.