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Manpower Services Commission

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list those activities of the Manpower Services Commission formerly undertaken by his Department, and the latest manpower figures for the staff employed in those activities; and if he will publish a comparison of these numbers, together with the total currently employed by his Department with the total staff employed by his De- partment prior to the creation of the Manpower Services Commission.

Following is a list of activities currently undertaken by the Manpower Services Commission which broadly correspond with functions formerly carried out by my Department, together with the number of permanent staff employed on them at 1 April 1980.

Training services, including recruitment8,350
General placing service7,960
Statistics, labour market and manpower intelligence1,460
Services for disabled people1,430
Rehabilitation services970
Professional, executive recruitment760
Occupational guidance390
Geographical mobility schemes160
Other activities250
Total21,730
The total number of permanent staff in post in the DE Group at 1 April 1980 was 50,701, and the corresponding figures at 1 April 1974 was 33,901.