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Local Authority Direct Labour

Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many operatives and professional, clerical and administrative staff were employed in local authority direct labour building departments in October 1978, April 1979 and October 1979 on (a) new housing, (b) other new work, (c) housing repairs and maintenance and (d) non-housing repairs and maintenance.

The information is as follows:price and the number of dwellings involved.

The information for the period 26 June 1979 to 15 April 1980, which is available to the Department is given in the table below. The Department has in this period been informed of one building-for-sale scheme being undertaken by direct labour, namely, a scheme of 21 dwellings associated with the 43 dwellings being built for rent at Poole Road, Sheffield—see table. A tender cost of these 21 dwellings is not available; the Department does not require that tender costs of buildings-for-

ENGLAND: 26 JUNE 1979 TO 15 APRIL 1980
Local authorityName of schemeTender price £Number of dwellings
DerwentsideLangley Phase 1156,00011
Greencroft Phase 21,098,00082
SheffieldPoole Road463,00043
DerbyBateman Street Phase 21,063,00079
HarlowWatlington Road221,00012
GreenwichPlumstead High Street Stage 2A311,00010
LambethClive Road 1A, 1B and 1C1,875,000105
Waltham ForestAcacia Road Phase 51,226,00075
Cannock ChaseQueen Street443,00026
CoventryMoat House43,0002
SandwellHeath Street833,00064
Stoke on TrentMeir Park811,00066
BlackburnGalligreaves Street Phase 3757,00054
ManchesterBignor/Bellott Street1,296,000109
Ladybarn Village930,00068
Pioneer Street984,00066
Winston Road Area, A, B, C and D1,874,000143
St. HelensAthol Street Phase 21,059,00070
Athol Street Phase 31,292,00090
Earlstown Centre1,328,00089