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Personnel Advisory Service

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th November 1957.

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Photo of Sir Austen Albu Sir Austen Albu , Edmonton 12:00 am, 27th November 1957

asked the Minister of Labour when it is proposed to establish members of his Department's Personnel Advisory Service.

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

I cannot say whether or when any of these posts will be established.

Photo of Sir Austen Albu Sir Austen Albu , Edmonton

Will not the right hon. Gentleman agree that this department is doing an extremely valuable job, and has been doing it for many years? Does he not think the time has now come to make it a permanent part of his Department?

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

I think there are arguments on both sides. Certainly there are for establishing these posts, but there is something to be said for keeping a certain number of them temporary to enable contact to be swifter between my Department and industry.