§ 30. Mr. MacVEAGH
asked how many of the volunteers for National Service have already been placed in situations by the Department?
§ Mr. BECK
National Service volunteers are not placed in situations by the Department, but by the Employment Exchanges. They are, however, only supplied to firms and industries indicated by the Director-General. I am informed that in response to demands received the Exchanges have submitted some 3,000 volunteers. It is expected that the number will be considerably increased very shortly as employers become aware of this source of supply.
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
Are we to understand that situations have been found for 3,000 out of 140,000 who have volunteered?
§ Mr. PRINGLE
Can the hon. Gentleman say how many of those cases have been exchanges of employment, which has simply meant the payment of subsistence allowance for the people travelling from one place to another?
§ Mr. MacVEAGH
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the 3,000 he has mentioned are the number of names they have sent forward to employers, or the number of employés for whom they have found situations?