HC Deb 24 June 1937 vol 325 c1392W
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

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