§ 14. Mr. Loveridge
asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he expects the restyled Professional and Executive Register envisaged in the report "People and Jobs" to be in operation.
§ Mr. Loveridge
I am grateful to my hon. Friend for that information and I am glad to hear that the Department is keeping to programme. Unhappily, older people form a large proportion of those in the professional and executive groups who are out of work. Have the Government any steps in mind that might be helpful to those older people?
§ Mr. Bryan
The date I have given is a calculation. Between now and then we shall be speeding up the process as far as possible. My Department gives priority to older people if it can, but these matters must be judged on their merits and the person in question must be able to do the job before he is recommended.