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School Leavers

Volume 933: debated on Monday 13 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has for reducing the level of unemployment among young persons now leaving school; and what is his estimate of the total number of school leavers to be entering the labour market between 1st April and 1st August 1977.

pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 27th May 1977; Vol. 932, c. 705], gave the following information:

As announced by my right hon. Friend on 3rd March, to meet the needs of this year's school leavers additional funds are being made available to extend and expand the Government's special measures for alleviating unemployment among young people. The Government are also currently considering the report of the Manpower Services Commission on Young People and Work which proposes a new programme of opportunities for young people.

Between 1st April and 1st August this year the estimated total number of young people leaving school to seek employment will be about 634,000.