HC Deb 31 July 1963 vol 682 cc84-5W
83. Mr. Boyden

asked the Minister of Labour how many bricklayers and plasterers, respectively, are employed in the building industry; how these figures compare with 1960 and 1955; and what steps he is taking to increase their numbers.

Mr. Hare

In 1962, 109,000 bricklayers and 30,000 plasterers. In 1960, 110,000 and 31,000. In 1955, 120,000 and 34,000. I am making provision for additional training in building trades, including bricklaying and plastering, in Government training centres.