HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 c492W
Mr. R. Gibson

asked the Minister of Labour how many individuals had been registered in his Department's central register to the last available date; for how many of these had posts been obtained; and whether he has any statement to make regarding the effectiveness of this machinery?

Mr. E. Brown

I have at present no later statistics than those I gave to the right hon. and learned Member for Leicester (Mr. Lyons) on the 16th November. There was, however, a typographical error in that reply and the figures of placings quoted for the period up to 11th October should have read "11th November." I consider that the central register is fulfilling satisfactorily its purpose of finding suitable people for posts of national importance for which special qualifications are required.