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Young Persons

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 23 January 1979

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20.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will indicate in specific detail, including cost, what action has been taken by his Department to reduce youth unemployment in the North-West with special application to Bolton.

Under the youth opportunities programme, 5,700 schemes offering nearly 17,000 places have been approved in the North-West; 224 schemes and 599 places in Bolton. The YOP allocation for the North-West for 1978–79 is £22·3 million. Financial support is being provided for apprentice training. In addition, 102 posts have been added within the careers service and 585 community industry places provided.

21.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people below the age of 18 years were unemployed at the latest available date.

At 12 October, 141,885 young people under 18 years of age were registered as unemployed in Great Britain.