HC Deb 05 July 1937 vol 326 c23
46. Mr. Kirby

asked the Minister of Labour how many vacancies for work-people were filled by the Employment Exchanges in Liverpool during the year 1936; what were the proportions in terms of men, women, boys, and girls; and what were the numbers in respect to the Corporation of Liverpool?

Mr. Butler

The total number of vacancies filled through Employment Exchanges in Liverpool and Bootle during the year 1936 was 78,459, of which 41,905 were for men, 7,727 for boys, 17,743 for women and 11,084 for girls. I regret that separate statistics for corporation vacancies are not available.

Mr. Kirby

Does not the hon. Gentleman think that that is an exceedingly low number as regards the men, and cannot he take steps to increase it?

Mr. Butler

The exchanges always do their best to increase these numbers.