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Building Trades (London)

Volume 889: debated on Monday 7 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will list in the Official Report the most recent figures on the numbers of unemployed by category of skill in the building trades in the Greater London area;

Unemployed and notified unfilled vacancies in Construction in Greater London at March 1975: MalesUnemployedNotified Unfilled Vacancies
Site and other managers, agents and clerks of works, general foremen (building and civil engineering)11821
Carpenters and joiners (construction sites and maintenance)638136
Labourers and mates to woodworking craftsmen7
Maintenance fitters (non-electrical) plant and industrial machinery6327
Electricians (installation and maintenance) premises and ships20865
Cable jointers and linesmen6
Plumbers, pipe fitters21978
Heating and ventilating engineering fitters5528
Gas fitters395
Steel erectors99
Scaffolders/stagers834
Steel benders, bar benders and fixers784
Painters and decorators1,77576
Bricklayers26049
Fixer/walling masons7
Plasterers15624
Floor and wall tilers, terrazzo workers292
Roofers and slaters9612
Glaziers209
Asphalt and bitumen road surfacers26
Other roadmen48
Concrete erectors/assemblers9
Concrete levellers/screeders32
General builders13031
Mains and service layers and pipe jointers (gas, water, drainage, oil)359
Craftsmen's mates and other builders' labourers not identified elsewhere2,016125
Civil engineering labourers22
Mechanical plant drivers/operators (earth moving and civil engineering)575
Crane drivers/operators781
Fork lift and other mechanical truck drivers/operators535
All other occupations, including general labourers4,681631
Total, all occupations11,1431347