§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what level of success has been achieved by jobcentres in the St. Albans—Welwyn Garden City—Hatfield travel-to-work area in the last 12 months.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
In the 12 months ending 7 October 1983, jobcentres in the St. Albans—Welwyn Garden City—Hatfield travel-to-work area were notified of 7,597 job vacancies and placed 4,820 people in employment. 68 per cent. of vacanies received were filled.284W
Nationally it is estimated that about one-third of all vacancies are notified to jobcentres; and about a quarter of all engagements are made through jobcentres.