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Vacancies: Marketing

Volume 491: debated on Monday 20 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints regarding the advertising of vacancies within the adult entertainment industry have been received from (a) pressure groups, (b) jobseekers who have seen the vacancies advertised, (c) jobseekers who have applied for such vacancies and (d) members of staff in each year since 2003 for which information is available. (243219)

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, Mel Groves. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Mel Groves:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking how many complaints regarding the advertising of certain vacancies from within the adult entertainment industry have been received from (a) pressure groups; (b) jobseekers who have seen the vacancies advertised; (c) jobseekers who have applied for such vacancies; and (d) members of staff in each year since 2003 for which information is available. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Acting Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.

I am only able to provide you with the level of information you require from 2006 onwards. Prior to that the information is limited. The available information is in the table below.

Recorded complaints received regarding the advertising of adult entertainment industry vacancies

Number

Category

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Total

Pressure groups

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

1

12

14

Jobseekers—seen the vacancies

n/a

n/a

n/a

7

7

9

23

Jobseekers—applied for the vacancies

1

1

1

0

2

0

5

Members of staff

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

1

2

3

Total

1

1

1

8

11

23

45

n/a = Not available. Source: Jobcentre Plus.