§ Mrs. Chalker
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services in which year his Department first appointed unemployment review officers; and how many have been in post in each subsequent year.
§ Mr. Orme
Unemployment review officers were first introduced in 1961.
The information that we have readily available shows that the average number of full-time unemployment review officers employed each year since 1970 was as follows:
1970 83 1971 112 1972 111 1973 101 1974 106 1975 110 1976 100 1977 97
In addition, many local office staff carry out unemployment review work as part of their normal duties.