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Youth Service

Volume 886: debated on Thursday 20 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the latest estimate of the proportion of young people using the Youth Service.

A report by the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys published in 1972 found that 26 per cent. of young people aged 14–20 belonged to organisations which they defined as youth clubs, although this definition excluded certain recognised Youth Service organisations. There is no reason to believe that there has been any significant change since then.