§ Mr. Joseph Dean
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish, in percentage terms of the total number of employees, the number of apprentices employed in direct labour departments and in the private building sector.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
In October 1978, 7.6 per cent. of private contractor's operatives in Great Britain and 5.5 per cent. of local authorities' direct labour operatives were trainees.