§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many building trades operatives have been unemployed in the Province over the last six months; and if he will list the categories of tradesmen who are registered with the unemployment section of the Department of Manpower Services.
§ Mr. Rossi
The information is not available in the precise form requested. The following table shows the numbers of registered unemployed in the last six months who last worked in the construction industry:
Month Total June 14,830 July 15,274 August 16,474 September 17,535 October 19,065 November 20,263
The numbers of registered unemployed as at 13 November 1980 in those categories of building tradesmen for which data are available are as follows:
Category Total Joiner 2,159 Electrician 879 Plumber 807 Painter/Decorator 1,119 Bricklayer 1,668 Plasterer 617 Roofer 192 Glazier 58