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Road Construction (Employment)

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many road men were employed by the former local and road authorities before 1st October 1973; and how many are employed at present.

The information could not be provided in the precise form requested without a disproportionate use of resources. However, the information on the number of industrial employees in the roads service of the Northern Ireland Department of the Environment is as follows:

Number employed immediately following reorganisation of local government (mid-October 1973)4,200
Number employed at 28th February 19774,020
The above figures include workers employed on the urban and rural improvement campaign.