§ Mr. Platts-Mills
asked the Minister of Works how many building workers are employed in the Greater London area; how many are unemployed; how many are employed on new housing; and how many on other kinds of house building including war damage repairs.
§ Mr. Key
The latest available figures of employment are for May, 1948. At that date the number of male operatives aged 16 and over employed in the building and civil engineering industries in the London Region totalled 200,300; of this number, 40,500 were employed on new housing and 90,500 on other housing work including war damage repair. The number of insured males aged 14 to 64 registered as unemployed in these industries on August 16th, 1948, was 4,594. This included men, who, although registered as unemployed on that day, were in process of transfer from one job to another, or were under submission to jobs. Unemployed clerical and administrative workers are also included.