§ 3. Mr. H. Hynd
asked the Minister of National Insurance how many employees of Approved Societies have applied for positions under his Department since the new National Insurance scheme was introduced; how many have been refused; and whether a reason for rejection is given in every case.
§ Mr. Steele
The number of Approved Society employees, wholly or mainly engaged on National Health Insurance work, who have applied for positions in my Department, is 9,537. Of these, all except 412 have been found suitable for employment by the Ministry although not all may accept the appointment offered. The majority of those not found suitable for employment by the Ministry were only recently engaged on a temporary basis by the Societies. It is not the general practice to inform a candidate of the grounds on which he is regarded as unsuccessful.