HC Deb 19 February 1996 vol 272 cc37-8W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the percentage of hard-to-fill vacancies over the previous 12 months in 1994 and 1995. [15562]

Mr. Kynoch

[holding answer 16 February 1996]: The percentage of establishments in Scotland reporting hard-to-fill vacancies in 1994 was 15 per cent.; no comparable figure for 1995 is available. The data are based on a survey of establishments with 25 or more employees conducted on behalf of the Department for Education and Employment