§ Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Labour the total number of operatives in the building industry at the latest date available; and giving the separate figures of the numbers in the various trades within the industry.
§ Mr. Isaacs
The latest available analysis relates to July, 1948. The following Table shows the estimated total number of male employees in the building industry in Great Britain at that date, with separate figures for each of the main crafts:
General Foreman 8,090 Carpenter, Joiner 146,440 Bricklayer 112,280 Mason 9,180 Slater, Tiler (Roof) 11,400 Plasterer 34,450 Painter, Decorator, Paperhanger 152,860 Plumber 60,630 Glazier 2,190 All other Occupations (including labourers) 506,130 Total 1,081,890* *This total includes 38,240 men aged 65 and over. The occupations of these men are not known and they are therefore excluded from the analysis in the Table.