§ Mr. Summers
asked the Minister of Labour the numbers to be employed in the different services referred to in Appendix IX of Cmd. 6576, where expenditure only is shown.
§ Mr. Bevin
It is understood that the estimate of annual costs of the Appointments Department which is shown in Appendix IX of the Report of the Committee on Higher Appointments, makes provision for a staff of about 2,400 for 2091W the assumed volume of work, namely an average register of 30,000. Adjustments would be made in the number of staff in the event of the volume of work differing from the basis used by the Committee.
The allocation of this staff to the different services referred to in the Estimate was approximately as follows:
(i) Headquarters 90 (ii) Appointments Offices (1) Officers in charge 13 (2) Deputy officers and staff for general work 270 (3) Careers Advice Service 460 (4) Development Sections 110 (5) (a) Interviewing and placing work 760 (b) Central Register Branch 130 (6) Nursing Service 260 (7) Local Representatives 120 (8) Vacancy clearing 170 (9) Staff training 8 2,391