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School Leavers (Unemployment)

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 7 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many young people in (a) Dyfed and (b) Ceredigion have never had a job since leaving school; and if he will make a statement.

On 11 November 1982, 735 school leavers under the age of 18 years were unemployed in Dyfed, 98 of whom were in Ceredigion. The work of the various agencies, particularly the Welsh Development Agency and the Development Board for Rural Wales, is providing a firm basis for future employment opportunities in the area. Meanwhile the schemes run by the Manpower Services Commission will provide job experience and training essential for the future. On 11 November 1,392 young people in Dyfed—131 of whom were in Ceredigion—were engaged on projects under the youth opportunities programme.