§ 23. Mr. Evennett
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people have been placed into work by the Employment Service in the past 12 years; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
Over the 12 years to December 1994 there were 20.9 million job placements in Great Britain by the Employment Service, and its predecessor the Manpower Services Commission. In 1995–96, I am asking the ES to place a record 1.9 million people into work.