§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many operatives and administrative, professional, technical and clerical staff were employed in local authority direct labour building departments in April 1980 on (a) new housing, (b) other new work, (c) housing repairs and maintenance and (d) non-housing repairs and maintenance.
§ Mr. Stanley
The information is as follows:
Local authority employees in Great Britain; April 1980 Operatives on construction New work Housing 7,438
Operatives on construction Non-housing 8,603 Repair and maintenance Housing 76,225 Non-housing 66,123 Total 158,389 Aiministrative, professional, technical and clerical staff (APTC) engaged on the design, management and control of construction work 87,914
Construction work controlled by APTC staff may be carried out either by direct labour or by contractors.