Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table showing the number of building operatives unemployed at the most recent date for which figures are available, categorised by trade.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
Following is the information:
Occupational analysis of the number of men registered as wholly unemployed in Great Britain at 12th October 1970 who last worked in construction. Carpenter, joiner, shuttered 3,988 Bricklayer 2,131 Mason, stone carver 149 Slater, tiler, thatcher, etc. 591 Plasterer 971 Floor and wall tiler, etc. 317 Painter, decorator, sign-writer 4,317 Plumber, gas fitter, etc. 2,393 Glazier 116 Pavior, road, etc., surface layer 393 Steel erector, sheeter 1,825 Electrician, cable joiner, linesman 1,814 Mechanical handling plant, etc., operater 1,717 Erector, millwright, maintenance fitter 635 Miscellaneous building and civil engineering workers 6,386 Labourers and all other occupations 60,578 Total 88,321