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Local Authorities (Recruitment)

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has received from the Joint Manpower Watch about the level of recruitment by local authorities in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Local authorities in England in 1984 employed some 5,000 fewer staff than 12 months previously. The joint manpower watch is a head count and it is not possible to give the figures for recruitment.