HC Deb 25 January 1978 vol 942 c660W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in which year his Department first appointed unemployment review officers; and how many have been in post in each subsequent year.

Mr. Orme

Unemployment review officers were first introduced in 1961.

The information that we have readily available shows that the average number of full-time unemployment review officers employed each year since 1970 was as follows:

1970 83
1971 112
1972 111
1973 101
1974 106
1975 110
1976 100
1977 97

In addition, many local office staff carry out unemployment review work as part of their normal duties.

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