HC Deb 29 February 1928 vol 214 c407

asked the Minister of Labour how many bricklayers and bricklayers' labourers were unemployed on 1st February, 1928 and on 1st February in each of the previous four years?


As the reply contains a number of figures I will, if I may, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

The number of insured bricklayers classified as belonging to the building trade recorded as unemployed in Great Britain on the dates nearest to 1st February for which figures are available were as follow:

28th January, 1924 1,281
26th January, 1925 1,071
26th January, 1926 2,953
24th January, 1927 4,807
23th January, 1928 9,027

The figure for 23rd January, 1928, excludes persons aged 65 years and over, who are no longer insured under the unemployment insurance scheme. Separate figures are not available in respect of bricklayers' labourers. These are included in the statistics for labourers to all classes of skilled workers in the industry.