§ Mr. B. SMITH
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the effects upon men and women who have been engaged in a long and fruitless search for employment. he will consider the possibility of minimising this mental depression by making it obligatory upon employers to notify the Employment Exchanges of all vacancies?2294W
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
The suggestion that notification of vacancies to Employment Exchanges should be compulsory is one that has not infrequently been put forward, but I doubt very much whether it would be practicable to make it a legal requirement. At the same time I think it is of the greatest importance that employers generally should adopt the practice of notifying their vacancies in as many cases as possible, as is already done by many employers.