§ Mr. Gardner
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will now make a statement about the future of the employment service.
§ Mrs. Castle:
Yes. A fundamental review of the present service has been proceeding for some time and I am today issuing a consultative document to interested organisations. This document contains proposals for the development of a new expert national manpower service to replace the present employment service. It also raises for discussion 597W the question of the future of the Youth Employment Service.
I have arranged for copies of the document to be available in the Vote Office.