§ Ms. Jowell
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps his Department is taking to collect statistics broken down by gender where relevant. 
§ Mr. Boswell
Statistics concerning staff employed in the Department are normally based on pay and personnel records which include information on gender. Statistical information about personnel can therefore usually be broken down by gender.
The Department also collects the following information broken down by gender:
- (i) employment on agricultural holdings
- (ii) earnings and hours on agricultural holdings
- (iii) food consumption and expenditure.