§ 19. Mr. Gower
asked the Minister of Labour what is his latest estimate of vacancies to be filled in England, Scotland and Wales, respectively; what advice he has received from his regional offices about the prospects of placing in employment this year's school leavers; and what special arrangements have been made to obtain from employers up-to-date and comprehensive data about available jobs.
§ Mr. Godber
Vacancies notified to employment exchanges and unfilled at 10th June totalled 339, 204 in England, 17,588 in Scotland and 11,565 in Wales. Employment prospects for this summer's school leavers are good. My local officers are in day-to-day contact with employers about their immediate and prospective needs for workers and 3W Youth Employment Officers have been canvassing employers for vacancies for the school leavers.