HC Deb 01 March 1955 vol 537 cc247-8W
82. Mr. R. Harris

asked the Minister of Labour what purpose is served by local employment committees; and what was the total cost of these committees in 1954 or in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

Mr. Watkinson

I am satisfied that these committees, which are appointed by virtue of Section 1 (2) of the Employment and Training Act, 1948, serve a most useful purpose. They provide employment exchanges with local knowledge and advice, and keep them in close touch with industry in each area. The total cost in 1954 was about £5,000.