THE Minister of Labour stated last winter that it was proposed to merge the Central and Supplementary Registers in a new Appointments Department of the Ministry of Labour and National Service. This has now been done. The Central Register covers those with scientific and technical qualifications, while the Supplementary Register include those with administrative and managerial qualifications and others, not on the Central Register, with scientific and professional qualifications. It is stated that there is now a lack of men in nearly every branch covered by the Central Register. As regards the Supplementary Register, every effort will be made by the new Appointments.Department to make the best use of the varied qualifications which are represented. The Register will be revised at intervals of two months, and it is intended to arrange personal interviews with all those whose names are on it. It will be decentralized to some thirty appointments offices outside London, all of which will be linked with the Appointments Department in London at Sardinia Street, Kingsway, W.C.2. The Central Register is being moved to the same address. These Registers, if properly handled, should prove of immense value in assessing the professional resources of the country for both present and future needs.