HC Deb 20 November 1947 vol 444 cc217-8W
113. Mr. Maude

asked the Minister of Works the average size of the building force in Exeter during the past twelve months; and to what extent the figure will be increased or diminished during 1948.

Mr. Key

It is estimated that in the 12 months ending August last there were on the average about 2,300 operatives aged 16 and over employed in the building and civil engineering industries in Exeter city. I cannot forecast what change may take place in this figure in 1948.