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Appointments Offices (Placings)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 20 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Labour the number of applications made and number of vacancies filled by his Appointments offices in 1946 and in the first quarter of 1947, divided into categories above and below £500 per annum.

During 1946 Appointments offices dealt with 110,427 new registrations and filled 17,253 vacancies. The corresponding figures for the first quarter of 1947 are 18,862 registrations and 3,656 vacancies filled. The vacancies cannot be divided as my hon. Friend wishes, because the normal statistics do not record placings by salary groups. A special analysis was, however, made of 1,197 persons placed between 14th January and 10th February which showed that 473 (40 per cent.) were in posts carrying £400 a year and over, and 724 (60 per cent.) in posts carrying less than £400.