HC Deb 14 February 1978 vol 944 cc140-1W
Mr. Park

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many applications and vacancies have been registered with the Professional and Executive Recruitment Service since 1st January 1977; and what is the average period of time for appointments to be filled.

Mr. Golding

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that from 1st January 1977 to 31st January 1978, 215,292 applicants have enrolled and 27,393 vacancies have been notified to Professional and Executive Recruitment.

No precise information on the average time during which an appointment is unfilled is available. The period can vary greatly depending, as it does, not

Amounts are shown to the nearest £1,000.

Period Total amount paid to employees Number of employees
1976 189,162,000 313,728
1st January 1977—30th November 1977 148,140,000 247,780