HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 cc170-1W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Employment to what extent the increase in unemployment since last year has resulted in an increase in the number of staff at employment exchanges.

Mr. Dudley Smith

In the main, this has been dealt with by the employment of casual staff, but there was an addition of 457 non-industrial staff between 1st January and 1st July, 1971.