HC Deb 30 April 2003 vol 404 cc418-9W
Jon Trickett

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many(a) plumbers, (b) joiners, (c) electricians and (d) gas installers were employed doing domestic repair work in the Hemsworth constituency in 1993; and how many there are now. [109861]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

Figures for those employed solely doing domestic repair work in the occupations requested are not collected. Figures for the occupations requested are also not available for parliamentary constituency area. Occupational classifications do not differentiate between plumbers and gas fitters—they are grouped together within the classification for plumbers, heating and ventilating engineers.

The Labour Force Survey estimates the numbers employed for all types of work undertaken and within the UK regions. In 1993 there were 11,000 plumbers (including heating and ventilating engineers), 26,000 joiners and 32,000 electricians in Yorkshire and Humberside; and in 2003 there were 16,000 plumbers (including heating and ventilating engineers), 27,000 joiners and 24,000 electricians in Yorkshire and Humberside.