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Employment Agencies

Volume 887: debated on Tuesday 25 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received about the abolition of private employment agencies; and if he will make a statement.

Representations advocating the abolition of private fee-charging employment agencies were made to me by the Trades Union Congress and three of its individual member unions, the National Federation of Professional Workers and a trades council. I would refer the hon. Member to the statement I made during the debate on the Employment Agencies Act on the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill on 23rd January—[Vol. 884, c. 1831–41]—and the reply given to the hon. Member for Nuneaton (Mr. Huckfield) on 18th February—[Vol. 886, c. 1103].

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if it is the Government's intention to abolish private employment agencies; and, if so, when.

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement I made in the House on 23rd January during the debate on the Employment Agencies Act on the Second Reading of the Consolidated Fund (No. 2) Bill—[Vol. 884, c. 1831–41]—and to the reply given to the hon. Member for Nuneaton (Mr. Huckfield) on 18th February 1975—[Vol. 886. c. 1103].