HC Deb 28 October 1952 vol 505 c1721
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.