HC Deb 02 December 1980 vol 995 cc132-3W
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.