§ Mr. W. SHAW
asked the Minister of Labour the total monthly expenditure of the Ministry of Labour (Appointments Department); and also the number of posts found for officers and ex-service men of higher education registered with this Department?
§ Sir M. BARLOW
The total monthly expenditure of the Ministry of Labour (Appointments Department), based on the August figures, which are the latest available, is £104,029 16s. 5d. The work of the Appointments Department includes provision both for appointments and training. Of the £104,029 16s. 5d., salaries (including both training and appointment officers) amount to £18,000, and £86,000 is for grants to trainees. An estimated reduction of £6,000 in monthly salaries is anticipated from the end of this year. The total number of posts found for1356W officers and ex-service men registered with the Department up to the 15th October is 42,868.