§ Mr. Driberg
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he will state the number of firms in the building industry employing more than 5,000 workers, and the value of work done by these firms in the first quarter of 1960 and 1965.
§ Mr. Prentice
In March, 1967—the latest available date—there were thirteen construction firms which employed more than 5,000 workers, including those in administrative, professional, technical and commercial categories.
In the first quarter of 1960 the value of all work done by these firms was £39 million (7.6 per cent. of total output) and in the first quarter of 1965 it was £68.3 million (9.9 per cent. of total output). These figures are given at Constant (1958) prices.