§ 43. Mr. Chichester-Clark
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what representations she has received from the building trade unions about the effect on their membership of the growth of self-employment in the civil 162W engineering and building industries; and what reply she has sent.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
My right hon. Friend has had a number of representations and has expressed her concern on many occasions. This was one of the reasons why we set up the Phelps Brown Inquiry. As the House knows, my right hon. Friend the Minister of Public Building and Works will introduce a Bill shortly to control self-employed subcontracting in the construction industry.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity how many self-employed persons there were in the construction industries in each year from 1963 to 1969, inclusive.