HC Deb 09 April 1936 vol 310 c2962W

asked the Minister of Labour the total number of persons registered as unemployed in all grades of the building industry on the latest available date?


The total number of insured persons, aged 14 to 64 years, in the building industry, recorded as unemployed in Great Britain at 23rd March, 1936, was 140,236, of whom 132,691 were men aged 21 to 64 years, 7,132 were youths and boys under 21 years, and 413 were women and girls. The occupations of the unemployed men, aged 21 to 64 years, were as follow:

Occupation. Number.
Carpenters 10,795
Bricklayers 3,591
Masons 2,081
Slaters and Tilers 925
Plasterers 2,206
Painters 16,503
Plumbers 3,381
Labourers to above and Builders' Labourers 35,242
Navvies, etc., and General Labourers 29,017
All other occupations 28,950
Total, aged 21–64 years 132,691