Plasterers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Genoa Conference. – in the House of Commons on 29th March 1922.

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Mr. T. THOMSON:

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asked the Minister of Health how many plasterers were employed on the housing schemes of local authorities on 1st October and 1st March, respectively?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

The number of plasterers employed on housing schemes of local authorities on the 1st October and 1st March last were 10,021 and 8,804 respectively. At the same time there was a considerable number of local authorities who reported a shortage of plasterers on the 1st March.

Mr. THOMSON:

As there are 2,000 less plasterers employed, will not the right hon. Gentleman expedite this housing work by employing these plasterers on new houses?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

As a matter of fact, where there are plasterers available I am endeavouring to allot houses to the local authorities.