HC Deb 12 March 1981 vol 1000 cc367-8W
Mr. Allan Roberts

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how much is being spent by the Manpower Services Commission in the current financial year in the constituency of Bootle and in the Sefton local authority area; and what proportion this represents of the total.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Information which would enable the Manpower Services Commission's expenditure in the current financial year in Bootle and in the Sefton local authority area to be separately identified and expressed as a proportion of its total expenditure is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

vacancy statistics relate only to those notified to employment offices and careers offices; vacancies notified to empoyment offices are estimated to be about one-third of all vacancies in the country as a whole. Because of this, and of possible duplication between the separate figures for employment offices and careers offices, the two series should not be added together and cannot be used to provide the ratios requested.