§ Mr. McGovern
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the total number of unemployed building-trade workers in Glasgow and the number for each trade, respectively?
§ Mr. E. Brown
The total number of insured persons, age 14 to 64 years, in the building industry classification, recorded as unemployed at Employment Exchanges in the large burgh of Glasgow at 24th May, 1937, was 3,809, of whom 3,597 were men aged 21 to 64 years, 182 were youths and boys under 21 years, and 30 were women and girls. The numbers of unemployed men, aged 21 to 64 years, in the various occupations were as follow:
Occupation. Number. Carpenters 140 Bricklayers 31 Masons 30 Slaters and Tilers 121 Plasterers 57 Painters 241 Plumbers 158 Labourers to above and Builders' Labourers 1,009 Navvies, etc., and General Labourers 838 All other occupations 972 Total, aged 21–64 years 3,597