§ Dr. David Clark
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many farmers, partners, directors and farm workers were employed in each county in Scotland in(a) June and (b) December 1989.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Scottish counties ceased to be used for agricultural statistics purposes after 1975 following local government reform. The number of farmers and farm workers in June 1989, by local authority region, is shown in the table; partners and directors are not separately enumerated in the June agricultural census but are included either as farmers or farm workers:
Region Number of farmers Number of farmworkers Islands 2,166 901 Highland 2,817 1,901 Grampian 4,689 5,095 Tayside 2,073 3,736 Fife 744 1,613 Lothian 758 1,764 Borders 1,281 2,507 Central 786 1,027 Strathclyde 4,288 5,458 Dumfries and Galloway 2,352 3,938 Scotland 21,954 27,940
The December survey is based on returns from only a sample of farmers and is not designed to produce statistics of the agricultural labour force at regional level.