§ 37. Mr. ROBERT YOUNG
asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to allegations as to the defects in the administration of juvenile employment exchanges; and whether he will now, in conjunction with the President of the Board of Education, take steps to remedy these defects?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir R. Horne)
I am aware that there are certain difficulties arising from the present arrangements between Local Education Authorities and Juvenile Departments of Employment Exchanges. I agree that the 1672 existing administrative arrangements are in need of revision and I am at present in consultation with my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Education on the subject.
Lord HENRY CAVENDISH - BEN-TINCK
Will the right hon. Gentleman consider the advisability of appointing a committee to inquire into this?
§ Sir R. HORNE
I have been considering that suggestion and I think it is very likely to be carried out.
§ 39. Major HILLS
asked the Minister of Labour whether he intends to make any improvements in the pay and conditions of the staff of employment exchanges?
§ Sir R. HORNE
I have this matter under review, but any proposals to vary the pay and other conditions of service of the staff of the employment exchanges must, of course, be considered in the light of the Report which it is anticipated will shortly be made by the National Whitley Joint Council for the Civil Service with regard to the pay and conditions of the clerical grades of the Civil Service generally.
§ Colonel ASHLEY
If the right hon. Gentleman gives increased pay, will he guarantee increased efficiency?