§ Mr. Allan Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current annual cost of the provision of job-centres in Scotland.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 22 June 1979], gave the following answer:
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission (MSC) that the information in the form requested is not readily available and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
My hon. Friend may wish to note however, that the anticipated capital expenditure in 1979–80 on jobcentres is £416,000.
The total estimated expenditure on rents, re-adaptation, furnishing and fittings for existing and planned jobcentres in Scotland in 1979–80 is £1.264 million.