§ 52. Mr. David Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people he expects to have been placed in jobs by the jobcentre network in the current year; and how this compares with the previous years.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
It is estimated that jobcentres will place 1.9 million people in jobs during the 1984–85 operational year. Information for the previous years is as follows:
Year ending Placings 5 March 1982 1,496,766 4 March 1983 1,580,311 2 March 1984 1,820,724
There is likely to have been a substantial number of people who found jobs other than through the jobcentres. Nationally it is estimated that about a quarter of all engagements are made through jobcentres.