§ 24. Mr. Porter
asked the Minister of Works the number of workers employed in building at the last available date; what percentage was employed on house-building; and what were the comparative figures for 1951 and 1950.
§ Mr. Eccles
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Following is the answer:The total numbers of operatives in the building and civil engineering industry and the percentages engaged on house building at the dates requested were as follows:
— Total Operatives Percentage employed on house building Per cent. 1952 … … 1,050,000 29 1951 … … 1,067,000 24 1950 … … 1,069,000 24
§ These figures include local authorities' direct labour on housing work.