HC Deb 30 June 1982 vol 26 cc323-4W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether, in his answer of 13 May Official Report, c. 310, concerning the number of building workers unemployed in Wales, he included the numbers of semi-skilled and unskilled workers who have lost employment in the construction industry; and what were the figures for craftsmen and skilled workers, and semi-skilled and unskilled workers, respectively.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

The number given based on the most recent statistical return available included semi-skilled workers but not unskilled workers; figures for the latter were not collected for the relevant date. At that date there were 5,290 craftsmen and skilled workers and 2,115 semi-skilled workers unemployed in Wales.