asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the current position in relation to the recruitment of trainers, teachers and technicians for the youth opportunities programme; and if he will make a statement.
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that this information is not available. The youth opportunities programme began on 1st April, and the first statistical returns, which will include information on recruitment of both young people and adults to the programme, will not be available until May. I shall write to the hon. Member at that time giving him the information which he requires.