§ 74. Mr. MALLALIEU
asked the Minister of Labour if he will say how many employers have registered new vacancies with the Appointments Department since 1st January, and how many officers are still on the books of the Department with out a job?
§ Sir R. HORNE
Since the beginning of this year 3,204 new vacancies have been notified to the Appointments Department, but I regret that I am unable to give the number of employers who have registered these) vacancies without communicating with the Department's local offices. I am arranging, however, to obtain this information, and will send it to the hon. Member. With regard to the last part of the question, 7,883 ex-officers and men of similar qualifications are now on the list of those immediately available for appointment.