HC Deb 01 July 1977 vol 934 cc377-8W
Mr. Dunnett

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he will take to encourage the filling of 1,458 vacancies currently notified in the Nottingham employment district area so as to reduce the total of 14,575 persons currently unemployed in the same area.

Mr. Golding

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that ESA staff in the Nottingham district are taking special steps to reduce the number of unemployed. These include the mounting of special displays at the jobcentres, open- ing a mini-office for a short period in a shopping centre, and running a half-hour phone-in programme once a week on local radio.