HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 c187W
60. Mr. Marples

asked the Economic Secretary to the Treasury whether it is his intention that the total labour force in the building industry should remain stationary, or decline.

Mr. Jay

The building labour force cannot be considered in isolation from the economic situation taken as a whole, so that a full statement cannot be made until the Economic Survey is published next year. It is not expected, however, that there will be any substantial change.