HC Deb 07 July 1949 vol 466 c181W
79. Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Works what is the average number of all types of builders engaged in all types of building per 1,000 people throughout England and Wales; and what percentage of the total number of all builders is engaged upon housing.

Mr. Key

The average number of building workers per 1,000 people in England and Wales is about 20; of these about 52 per cent. are employed on housing work of all types. About 22 per cent. are employed on new housing. In addition there is an average of about three self-employed building workers, but it is not known what percentage of them is engaged on housing work.