Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Minister of Labour how many of the 12,742 building and construction workers who were unemployed in Scotland in June were previously employed as bricklayers, electricians, joiners, plumbers, painters and labourers, respectively.
§ Mr. Fernyhough
Occupational analyses of unemployed persons last employed in construction (Minimum List Heading 500 of the Standard Industrial Classification) are available for wholly unemployed men only. On 12th June, 1967, in Scotland, 12,320 wholly unemployed men were included in the total of 12,742 unemployed construction workers.
Following is the information:
Occupation Wholly unemployed men (aged 18 years and over) last employed in construction Bricklayer 202 Electrician, cable jointer, linesman 360 Carpenter, joiner 259 Plumber, gas fitter etc. 184 Painter, decorator, sign-writer 296 Labourer 7,942 All other occupations 3,077 Total 12,320