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Professional And Executive Recruitment Service

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what is the annual cost of the Professional and Executive Recruitment Service;(2) what fees are received from Professional and Executive Recruitment Register clients.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the annual cost of the Professional and Executive Recruitment—PER—Service, covering both its recruitment and social activities, in 1977–78 based on provisional accounts was £5·92 million of which £3·16 million was attributed to expenditure on recruitment services and £2·76 million on the non-recruitment side.The income earned from employers using PER's recruitment services was £3·26 million.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many applications to be placed in the Professional and Executive Recruitment Register had been placed in employment in the years 1976, 1977 and to the latest available date in 1978; and what percentage this represents.

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the number of placings in the two financial years 1976–77 and 1977–78 was 8,921 and 8,791 respectively. This represents 5 per cent. and 4 per cent. of the number of people enrolling with Professional and Executive Recruitment.In 1978–79 the figures so far available indicate that the percentage will again be around 4 per cent.