asked the Minister of Labour whether he will give at the last convenient date the number of building trade workers employed in the Hartle-pools exchange area, showing each grade of workers separately.
The following table gives the informtaion desired for July, 1948, the latest date for which figures are available:
|Approximate numbers of men and boys in employment* in the building industry in the area of the Hartlepool and West Hartlepool employment exchanges at July, 1948.|
|Slater, Tiler (Roof)||30|
|Painter, Decorator, Paperhanger||260|
|Plumber, Gas Fitter, etc.||160|
|All other occupations (mainly labourers)||880|
|*Based on the numbers of national insurance cards issued to employees at the employment exchanges in question.|