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Local Authorities' Direct Labour

Volume 893: debated on Monday 9 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the value of the output and how many operatives were employed by local authorities' direct labour departments in Great Britain in 1973 and 1974 in each of the following categories: housing new work, non-housing new work, housing repairs and maintenance, non-housing repairs and maintenance.

The following tables give the information available from returns normally collected twice yearly by the Department. No figures were collected for the first quarter of 1974, because of local authority reorganisation.organisation of local government on 1st April 1974, 65 authorities or their predecessors reported completion during 1973 of dwellings built by direct labour, and 69 during 1974.