HC Deb 12 June 1952 vol 502 c379
17. Mr. Grimond

asked the Minister of Labour how it is proposed to carry on the work done by appointments boards in areas in which the boards offices are to be closed.

Sir W. Monckton

Applicants are being advised to register with one of the three remaining appointments offices at London, Manchester and Glasgow, and vacancies notified by employers will be transferred to the appropriate remaining appointments office.

Mr. Grimond

In view of the great importance of making the best use of our trained brain power, is the Minister satisfied that with only three offices open facilities are adequate to continue the very valuable work which has been done in this matter?

Sir W. Monckton

In addition to keeping these offices open, we attempt to deal with professional and executive applicants in another way, too. Advice interviews and the placing of trainee executives on a more local basis will be carried out at employment centres such as Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle and Nottingham, and we hope that that will be sufficient to maintain the value of the service.

Mr. Chetwynd

Is it not possible for these people to make use of the local employment exchanges in the first place?

Sir W. Monckton

It is the local employment exchanges to which I was referring and which will give these advice interviews.

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