§ 27. Mr. Maddan
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many job centres have now been opened; and what further plans he has in this respect.
§ Mr. Maurice Macmillan
Three job centres are now open. There are plans to open approximately 40 job centres within the current financial year. Work is now in progress on identifying and acquiring sites for a substantial increase in the programme in 1974–75. By the end of the decade there will be approximately 800 job centres.