§ 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.