HC Deb 12 December 1961 vol 651 c29W
59. Mr. MacColl

asked the Minister of Works whether he will state, for a convenient date in each of the last two years, the number of persons employed in the building industry; how many were employed in new house building; how many were employed in repair and maintenance; and how many were employed in commercial building.

Lord John Hope

About 1,104,000 operatives were employed by the construction industries in October, 1960, and about 1,121,000 in October, 1961. Of these about 291,000 were employed on new house building in both years. On repair and maintenance about 349,000 were employed in 1960 and 339,000 in 1961. Separate figures are not available for commercial building.