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Youth Training

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he has compared United Kingdom expenditure on youth special employment training measures with similar expenditure in France and Germany; and if he will make a statement.

Although my Department keeps itself informed about special youth employment and training measures operated in France and Germany, there are difficulties in comparing levels of expenditure in different countries. In particular, there may be differences in the definition of a special employment and training measure and in the basis for funding.