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Young Persons (Industrial Training)

Volume 21: debated on Tuesday 30 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young persons between the age of 16 to 21 years are undergoing industrial training in the United Kingdom; and how the numbers compare with other countries in the European Economic Community.

Detailed figures are not available. In Britain approximately two-thirds of young people reaching minimum school leaving age receive some kind of further education or training. In France and Germany the figure is about 80 per cent.