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School Leavers

Volume 894: debated on Monday 23 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the numbers of school leavers as yet unplaced in their first jobs, both nationally and in Leicestershire; and if he will take steps to improve their employment prospects and particularly consult the youth employment officers and others in direct touch with the situation and examine any ideas they may have for improving the situation.

On 9th June 1975 there were 19,425 unemployed school leavers in Great Britain, including 149 in Leicestershire.The Manpower Services Commission is giving urgent consideration to possible measures to improve employment and training opportunities for young people; and my right hon. Friend, through the regional staff of the Department, is also in constant touch with local careers officers and is always prepared to examine any suggestions they put forward.