asked the Minister of Labour (1) how many men were employed as woodworkers on house building in Stoke-on-Trent on 1st February or nearest date, in the years 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957, respectively;
(2) how many men were employed in the roofing tile industry in Stoke-on-Trent on 1st February, or nearest date, in 1955, 1956 and 1957, respectively;
(3) how many men were employed as bricklayers in Stoke-on-Trent on 1st February, or nearest date, in 1954, 1955, 1956 and 1957, respectively.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
Statistics of the numbers in different occupations in the building industry are not available for any date after end-May, 1955. The following table shows (a) the numbers of carpenters and bricklayers in employment in the building industry in Stoke-on-Trent at end-May, 1954, and 1955, together with the total numbers in all occupations in the building industry at those dates and in 1956 and 1957, and (b) the numbers in the bricks and fireclay goods industry in the area at the same dates. The former figures relate to the building industry as a whole and it is not possible to say how many were engaged on house building. The manufacture of roofing tiles is not distinguished separately in the statistics and the figures for the whole of the brick, etc. industry—including tiles—are therefore given. 163W Figures are not available for any date other than end-May in each year.
NUMBERS OF MALE EMPLOYEES IN EMPLOYMENT IN THE BUILDING AND BRICK, ETC. INDUSTRIES, STOKE ON TRENT, AT THE UNDERMENTIONED DATES Industry End-May 1954 End-May 1955 End-May 1956 End-May 1957 Building Industry Carpenters 950 1,170 not available Bricklayers 1,380 1,490 All occupations (including carpenters and bricklayers) 6,870 7,790 8,130 7,140 Bricks and fireclay goods 2,340 2,320 2,490 2,270