HC Deb 19 June 1950 vol 476 cc70-1W
117. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Works what action has been taken on the Report of the Working Party on the Building Industry; and what further action it is intended to take.

Mr. Stokes

I would refer my hon. Friend to my reply of 8th May to a Question by the hon. Member for Hornsey (Mr. Gammans), and to the Debate about the Working Party Report on 22nd May. Last week I completed the first review of the recommendations in the Working Party Report and the Report of the Anglo-American Productivity Team with my National Consultative Council, agreed on the action to be taken on a number of points, and arranged for further detailed

Housing in England Non-housing in England
New work Other work *New work and other work Total
1948 213 262 359 834
1949 183 262 384 829
1950 (Provisional figures) 194 221 416 831
* Owing to a change in the basis of the statistics a number of men included in this column in 1948 and 1949 appear in the non-housing column in 1950.

Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Works the numbers employed on housing in the month of April, 1948, 1949 and 1950 respectively, in the Cities of Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Kingston-upon-Hull, Bradford, Leicester, Nottingham, Blackburn and Stoke-on-Trent, respectively.

Mr. Stokes

It is regretted that the information required cannot be provided without the expenditure of an unjustifiable amount of staff time.