The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, Darra Singh. I have asked him to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.
Letter from Darra Singh:
The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking how many job vacancies were advertised in jobcentres in (a) City of Chester constituency (b) Cheshire (c) Flintshire and (d) the North West in September 2010. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.
The data requested for September is not available. The Jobcentre vacancy data for September 2010 has been withdrawn; this is due to problems identified with the source data, which we are currently investigating.
I am able to provide the data for August and October 2010 shown in the following table.
|Number of advertised vacancies in the areas shown|
|Area||August 2010 live unfilled vacancies||October 2010 live unfilled vacancies|
|City of Chester||796||1,018|
| Source: |
Jobcentre Plus Labour Market System 19 November 2010