§ Mr. Llewellyn
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will publish statistics showing the extent of migration from Wales since 1945, with special reference to migration from the land.
§ Mr. Marquand
I have been asked to reply. Estimates made by the Registrar-General suggest that Wales suffered a net loss by migration of the order of 120,000 persons during the two years June, 1945, to June, 1947—probably ascribable in the main to the return home of war-time evacuees—but that since that time there has been no significant balance of migration movement either way.50W
I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries that the numbers of regularly employed agricultural workers (other than farmers and their wives) in Wales was 37,006 at June, 1945, and 37,857 at June, 1950.