§ 104. Mr. Medland
asked the Minister of Works what is the allocation of labour as between housing and industry in the building trades; and whether the construction of a new electricity station and erection of new plant will entail the withdrawal of men from housing and the erection of other factories and business premises in the Plymouth area.
§ Mr. Durbin
The proportions of the labour force in the building and civil engineering industry allocated to housing and non-housing work are 60 per cent. and 40 per cent. respectively for the country as a whole, but is subject to local variations. The target allocation agreed for Plymouth is 70 per cent. for housing and 30 per cent. for other work. The construction of an electricity station at Princes Rock is included in the agreed programme of non-housing work, and should not therefore be detrimental to housing in that programme.