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Building Firms, Wisbech Area

Volume 466: debated on Monday 4 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Works what is the total number of builders by types, large, medium-large, medium, small and jobbing or other equivalent terms, in the Wisbech area; how this compares with other parts of the country, both rural and urban; and how many one-man firms are included in the above figures.

The numbers of registered building and civil engineering firms, in the areas of the Wisbech Borough Council and Rural District Council at February, 1949, were:

Number of OperativesNumber of FirmsNumber of firms as percentage of total firms
09556
1–55532
6–191710
20–9942
100 and over00
Total171100
For Great Britain as a whole the numbers and percentages were as follows:

Number of OperativesNumber of FirmsNumber of firms as percentage of total firms
054,21543
1–545,40536
6–1918,33114
20–997,7656
100 and over1,2141
Total126,930100