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Building Workers, Cheltenham

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 10 April 1951

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asked the Minister of Works how many building workers in the Cheltenham area are employed respectively on the building of new houses, on industrial buildings and new schools, and on repairs, decorations and alterations to houses and other buildings.

The figures are given in the following tables, first for the area of the Cheltenham borough, and secondly for a wider area comprising the boroughs of Cheltenham and Tewkesbury, the urban district of Charlton Kings and Cirencester, and the rural districts of Cheltenham, Cirencester, North Cotswold and Northleach:

Type of workCheltenham boroughWider area
New houses293979
New industrial buildings26141
New schools2432
Repairs, decorations and alterations to houses477993
All other repairs, decorations and alterations5921,061
TOTAL1,4123,206

The figures relate to contractors' labour, but in the case of housing they also include the directly employed labour of the local authorities. In the Cheltenham borough this amounted to two men on new housing work and 34 men on other housing work; in the wider area the corresponding figures were nine and 89 respectively.