HC Deb 11 March 1981 vol 1000 cc327-8W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of job vacancies in May 1979 in (a) the North-West, (b) Merseyside, (c) Kirkby, and (d) Ormskirk; and what is the current number in each area.

Caernarvon, (Mr. Wigley) Official Report, 19 February 1981, c. 188, why information on the previous earnings of people who register for work is not compiled; and if he will consider instructing local jobcentre staff to change their procedures in order to help speed up job changes.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Previous earnings provide only a general guide in the identification of job opportunities which might be suitable for people who register for work, and information of this kind is not regularly collected for this reason. I do not believe that it would help to speed up the placing of people in jobs if this information was automatically available.