§ 29. Sir CLEMENT KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the President of the Board of Trade the total number of boys under seventeen P 17 and the total number of girls under seventeen remaining on the registers of the Board of Trade Labour Exchanges on 31st December, 1912, and 14th April, 1913; the number of vacancies notified for which these boys and girls would be eligible between 1st January and 14th April, 1913; and the number of vacancies filled during the same period?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. J. M. Robertson)
The numbers of boys under seventeen and of girls under seventeen remaining on the registers of the Board of Trade Labour Exchanges at the end of December, 1912, were 3,123 and 2,202 respectively. These figures are much affected by the Christmas holidays. The corresponding figures at the 14th March, 1913, were 4,494 and 4,674. The number of vacancies notified by employers between 18th January and 14th March, inclusive, was 23,575 for boys and 15,978 for girls. The corresponding numbers of vacancies filled during the same period were 14,264 for boys and 10,777 for girls. Owing to a change of the date to which the monthly returns are made up no figures can be given for the first half of January. No figures are at present available for a later date than 14th March, 1913.