§ 2. Mr. McInnes
asked the Minister of Works the size and disposition of the building labour force in Scotland as between housing and non-housing work as at 31st March, 1948, and 1950.
§ Mr. Stokes
In March, 1948, there were approximately 66,000 engaged on housing work and 50,000 on non-housing work. The corresponding figures for March, 1950, were approximately 56,000 and 61,000 respectively.
§ Mr. McInnes
My right hon. Friend will agree that the figures reveal a considerable decline in the number of workers engaged in housing work, and will he undertake to curtail the issue of licences in Scotland in order that local
|Type of work||New work||Repair and Maintenance||Total|
|Number of Licences||Value||Number of Licences||Value||Number of Licences||Value|
|Cinemas and music halls||87||106,658||170||124,086||257||230,744|
|Public houses and restaurants||386||274,302||211||65,334||597||339,636|
|Banks and offices||329||447,046||421||267,067||750||714,113|
|Shops and warehouses||1,450||1,840,326||433||210,904||1,883||2,051,230|
|Industry (including agriculture)||2,399||8,666,101||1,202||1,983,200||3,601||10,649,301|
|Miscellaneous (including schools, hospitals and universities)||1,385||1,836,507||1,125||1,112,662||2,510||2,949,169|