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Young Persons (Industry)

Volume 977: debated on Monday 28 January 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will take steps to increase the present low level of young people entering industry to be trained and apprenticed.

The Government are continuing to support the Manpower Services Commission's "Training for Skills" programme which has as a prime aim to help ensure that intakes of young people into occupations requiring long training are adequate to long-term industrial need. I am satisfied that the present programme is helping to achieve that aim.