§ Dr. Strang
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many(a) male and (b) female agricultural workers live in tied cottages in England and Wales.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
No official figures are available for the number of agricultural workers living in tied cottages. However, the results of the sample survey of earnings and hours of agricultural workers indicate that 38 per cent. of male regular hired workers and salaried managers and 7 per cent. of female regular hired workers and salaried managers in England and Wales in 1992 received a house or cottage as payment of wages in lieu of payment in cash.