§ 35. Mr. Ashdown
asked the Paymaster General how many people were employed in the United Kingdom construction industry in 1979 and at the latest date for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
In June 1979 there were 1,248,000 employees in employment in the construction industry in the United Kingdom. In September 1985 (the lastest date for which figures are available) the number was provisionally estimated to be 957,900. The figures may be affected by seasonal influences.