Skip to main content

Construction Industry

Volume 927: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1977

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many construction workers are unemployed in the Northern Region and Mid-Northumberland local employment areas, respectively; and how these figures compare with other regions.

The following table shows the numbers of registered unemployed people at August 1976 who last worked in the construction industry:

North Region18,109
South East45,107
East Anglia4,695
South West15,690
West Midlands14,900
East Midlands9,147
Yorkshire and Humberside14,762
North West27,936
The information is from an industrial analysis which is normally made quarterly. However, because of industrial action by some staff within the Department of Employment Group, information for November 1976 is not available. Comparable information for February 1977 will be available in about a week's time.