§ Mr. Swingler
asked the Minister of Works how many building workers were employed each quarter since the beginning of 1953 on new houses, industrial building, agricultural building, school building, repair work, and all other forms of building work, respectively.
§ Mr. Birch
The following are the figures up to the third quarter of 1954. Later figures are not available.
column (vi) "Repair and maintenance" work, except that for industrial and agricultural buildings, an estimate has been made for men employed on work below the exemption limit of £25,000.
(b) These figures cover the contractors' labour force employed on the erection of factory storage premises and on work for the basic industries, including gas, electricity, transport, and communications.