§ Mr. EVELYN CECIL
asked the Minister of Labour whether a professional and business register for obtaining appointment of a professional or business character has been instituted by the Ministry of Labour; and, if so, what is the estimated cost involved in this extension of the original conception of the Labour Exchanges and under what Parliamentary authority it has been set up?
§ Mr. G. ROBERTS
The answer to the first part is in the affirmative. The cost of the professional and business register in respect of salaries and incidental expenses is approximately at the rate of £4,000 a year. The register was set up under the authority obtained in the Labour Exchange Act, 1909, and is a reasonable development of the Exchange system.