HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 c206W
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.