§ Mr. Golding
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will send an inspector to examine the implications of the cuts in staffing of the Leicestershire careers service from 83 to 43; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
As the hon. Member will know from my reply to his question on 8 February—[Vol. 978, c. 360]—the Secretary of State is taking steps to keep himself informed about the staffing position of the careers service.
An inspection in part of Leicestershire is currently taking place as part of this year's normal inspection programme and an inspector is therefore already in close touch with the Leicestershire career service.