§ Mr. G. H. ROBERTS (for Mr. Jowett)
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will publish particulars concerning the duties to be performed by, and the qualifications required of, the persons whom he deems suitable to fill the various positions under the new system of Labour Exchanges; and if he will postpone the consideration of all applications until some date, to be fixed at his earliest convenience, which will give a reasonable opportunity for suitable persons to apply after he has stated his requirements?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. H. J. Tennant)
In view of the fact that over 5,000 applications have been received for Labour Exchange posts, and of the desirability of opening the principal Exchanges at as early a date as possible, I do not consider that it is advisable to postpone the consideration of applications. It is not possible to make a hard and fast definition of the qualifications required for Labour Exchange managers, but the general nature of their duties must be widely known.