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Youths (Effect On Employment)

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 1 June 1954

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58.

asked the Minister of Labour the approximate percentage of youths who, because of prospective calling-up for National Service, have refused to accept jobs involving vocational training or who, by frequent changes of employment, give evidence of instability.

This information is not available. The inquiry now being conducted about the effect of National Service on employment which was referred to in the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Mr. Nicholls) on 3rd June, should give some information on the latter part of the Question.

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asked the Minister of Labour when he hopes to complete his inquiry on the effect of National Service on the employment and prospects of young men.

The interviewing of the young men invited to take part in this inquiry will be completed at the end of July. Some of the preliminary results will be available shortly afterwards and I hope that a full report will be ready by the end of the year.