Would not my right hon. Friend agree that perhaps these bureaux are now overstaffed in view of the appointments offered by them, or, alternatively, would he not encourage employers to make more use of them?
I do not agree that they are overstaffed. As for the second part of my hon. Friend's supplementary question, I would be glad if we could get more employers to make more use of them.
If the hon. Member will give me notice, I will see what I can do to answer his question, but they are not in the figures which I have prepared for the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Following are the figures:
|1. Technical and Scientific Register|
|2. Appointments Register|
|New and revived registrations||72,905|
|3. Further Education and Training Scheme|
|4. Business Training|
|Students completed General Course||4,183|
|Further courses arranged with firms||2,620|