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School Leavers

Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 17 May 1961

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asked the Minister of Labour if he will state the number of school leavers this year he expects to be available for employment in comparison with 1960; and if he will take all necessary steps to ensure that they are suitably placed in employment in commerce and industry.

About 660,000, compared with 548,000 who started work in 1960. The staff of the Youth Employment Service has been increased and in this and other ways it is the policy of the Government to assist the larger numbers of school leavers in obtaining suitable employment.