§ Mr. Andrew Smith
[holding answer 22 March 1999]: Responsibility for the subject of this question has been delegated to the Employment Service Agency under its Chief Executive. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Richard Foster to Mr. Simon Burns, dated 19 March 1999:As the Employment Service is an Executive Agency, the Secretary of State for Education and Employment has asked Leigh Lewis to reply direct to your question about the number of job vacancies notified to Chelmsford Jobcentre in each of the last six months. This is something which falls within the responsibilities delegated to Mr. Lewis as Chief Executive of the Agency. I am replying in his absence.Vacancies notified to Chelmsford Jobcentre were:
Vacancies September 1998 791 October 1998 1,120 November 1998 1,005 December 1998 531 January 1999 338 February 1999 581
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