HC Deb 22 March 1949 vol 463 cc29-30W
Mr. D. Jones

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give at the last convenient date the number of building trade workers employed in the Hartle-pools exchange area, showing each grade of workers separately.

Mr. Isaacs

The following table gives the informtaion desired for July, 1948, the latest date for which figures are available:

Approximate numbers of men and boys in employment* in the building industry in the area of the Hartlepool and West Hartlepool employment exchanges at July, 1948.
Carpenter, Joiner 260
Bricklayer 320
Slater, Tiler (Roof) 30
Plasterer 60
Painter, Decorator, Paperhanger 260
Plumber, Gas Fitter, etc. 160
All other occupations (mainly labourers) 880
Total 1,970
*Based on the numbers of national insurance cards issued to employees at the employment exchanges in question.