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Young Persons (Wages)

Volume 21: debated on Monday 5 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his reply of 4 March to the hon. Member for Islington, Central, Official Report, column 223, in how many cases and concerning how many jobs, his Department is aware of employers who cannot afford to recruit young people at current wage levels; and in which industries this has occurred.

No separate record has been kept of the number of individual employers who have informed the Department that, without the scheme, they could not afford to employ young workers.