§ Mr. Gwynfor Evans
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing: (a) the number of agricultural holdings returning whole-time farmers, partners and directors and (b) the number of agricultural holdings returning part-time farmers, partners and directors for June of each year from 1971 onwards for Northern Ireland.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The number of holdings in Northern Ireland returning 625W whole-time, part-time and female owners, partners and directors who work on the
NUMBER OF HOLDINGS RETURNING OWNERS, PARTNERS AND DIRECTORS IN THE JUNE CENSUS 1971 1972 1973 1974 Whole-time working male owners … … 27,207 25,974 24,712 24,352 Part-time working male owners … … … 5,364 5,673 6,561 6,707 Working female owners … … … … 4,335 4,575 4,386 4,273
The female owners are generally assumed to be mainly part-time.