§ Mr. Illsley
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received regarding the recruitment activities of Penningtons and Pinnacle PR companies in the North of England; and if he will undertake an investigation into those activities.
§ Miss Widdecombe
The Employment Department was made aware in July 1994 of articles in local newspapers about Penningtons and Pinnacle PR. The Employment Service was informed and asked all jobcentres if they had received any complaints have been received.
In addition, the Employment Department's head of information wrote to Penningtons on 20 July 1994 seeking more information. There has been no response.