asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will issue a circular to chief executives of local authorities, drawing their attention to the importance of ensuring that the amount of money included in the rate support grant for the careers service is spent on that service.
No. I refer the hon. Member to the replies which I gave to the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland (Mr. Foster) and to my hon. Friend the Member for Sowerby (Mr. Thompson) on 5 March.—[Vol. 980, cc. 203–04.]
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the local education authorities in which cuts in general careers service posts, now centrally funded, have occurred since 3 May; what has been the extent of those cuts; how many posts are frozen if not cut; and whether he will make a statement.
No cuts in centrally funded posts have occurred since 3 May 1979 and none of these posts has been frozen. A further offer of posts to authorities in areas of high unemployment will be made in the near future.