HC Deb 22 November 1977 vol 939 cc714-5W
Mr. Robert Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of placings by the Professional and Executive Recruitment Service in each of the years 1974–75, 1975–76 and 1976–77; and what was the total amount subvented from Government funds to this service during each of those years.

Mr. Golding

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that in these three financial years, the number of candidates placed by Professional and Executive Recruitment (PER) was 8,102, 6,701 and 8,921, respectively.

The total amount received by PER from public funds in the three years in question was £1.8 million, £2.3 million and £2.8 million respectively. These sums include the cost of all the social—that is, non-commercial and non-recruitment activities—Services provided by PER, most of which have increased in volume and scope over the period.