§ Mr. Parker
asked the Minister of Transport if she will bring up to date the figures on page 417 of HC 254-I, of 1960, showing the division of activity on a man-hour basis in railway locomotive and carriage wagon workshops between new building and repair and maintenance, giving the number employed in each of these types of workshop or other indication of the proportion of the workshop's employees, or of their time devoted to new building and to repair and maintenance for the latest available year and for those years since 1958 for which information is available, and the total number of employees in the workshops to which the figures relate.
§ Mr. John Morris
The latest available figures (for the week ending 11 th March 1967) for the division of activity (on a man hour basis) in British Railways Workshops are: —
Repair and maintenance per cent. New building per cent. Locomotive workshops 94 6 Carriage and wagon workshops 79 21
These relate to a total wages grade staff of 35,594 men, about 30 per cent. of whom are in locomotive workshops and 70 per cent. in carriage and wagon workshops. Further figures cannot be provided without a disproportionate amount of work.