HC Deb 24 July 1967 vol 751 cc22-3W
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