HC Deb 30 April 2003 vol 404 cc407-8W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of state for Education and skills how many(a) plumbers, (b)joiners and (c) electricians were employed doing domestic repair work in Greater London in 1993; and how many there are now. [108383]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

Figures for those employed solely doing domestic repair work in the occupations listed are not collected.

However, the Labour Force Survey estimates the numbers employed for all types of work undertaken in London in 1993 were 11,000 plumbers, 19,000 joiners and 19,000 electricians; and in 2003 there are 16,000 plumbers, 18,000 joiners and 23,000 electricians.