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Building Operatives

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 16 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Labour the total number of persons now employed in building work other than house-building.

I have been asked to reply. The available figures relate to operatives aged 16 and over employed in the building and civil engineering industries. The number engaged at the end of January on work other than house building was 765,000 but this includes a large number engaged in house conversions, repairs and maintenance.