HC Deb 10 December 1919 vol 122 c1304
39. Lieut. - Colonel Sir SAMUEL HOARE

asked the Minister of health what is the approximate number of the workmen now employed in the building trade, and how many are required to build 300,000 working-class houses?


The approximate number of workmen now employed in and about the building trade in the United Kingdom is 748,000. Approximately 200,000 men would be required per year to build 300,000 houses at a yearly rate of 100,000 houses assuming that the workmen were kept continuously employed.

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