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Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will support the initiative of the Lord Mayor of the city of Stoke-on-Trent in doing everything possible for the young not only to secure work but also to see that they get work worthy of their full potential within North Staffordshire.

Yes. I will join with the North Staffordshire Manpower Committee in supporting wholeheartedly the Lord Mayor's campaign for a concerted effort to persuade employers in North Staffordshire to take fuller advantage of the schemes provided by the Government to help unemployed young people, including those which will lead to regular work in North Staffordshire.