HC Deb 09 December 1946 vol 431 cc167-8W
70. Mr. Gibson

asked the Minister of Works how many workers, insured in the building and civil engineering trade, there are in the London area; how many of these are employed on: new building, including temporary houses, bomb damage repairs, rebuilding war-destroyed houses, conversions for family occupation, maintenance work, and foundations and sewer work for houses.

Mr. Tomlinson

It is estimated that there were 234,000 building and civil engineering operatives employed in the London area at the end of October. Of these about 33,000 were engaged on new house building, including temporary houses and the rebuilding of war destroyed houses, 93,000 on war damage repairs to houses, 11,000 on conversions for family occupation, 19,000 on maintenance of houses, and 2,000 on housing site preparation