§ 39. Mr. Iremonger
asked the Minister of Labour what was the total cost of establishing the Ministry of Labour employment exchange at Holborn; what deficit is estimated to be met on its first year of operation; and how many placements where appointments lasted for at least 10 weeks are the direct result of introductions so far effected by the Holborn Employment Exchange.
§ Mr. Gunter
The cost of fitting out this office was about £6,700. The annual 123W cost for staff and overheads of all kinds for this office is about £7,000 per annum and during the first six months of its operation, 506 placings were made. All our placing services are free to employers and workers alike. I have no information about how long the people placed stayed in their new jobs.