HC Deb 09 November 1970 vol 806 c54W
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