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 recruitment||8,350|
|General placing service||7,960|
|Statistics, labour market and manpower intelligence||1,460|
|Services for disabled people||1,430|
|Professional, executive recruitment||760|
|Geographical mobility schemes||160|