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Youth Training

Volume 76: debated on Monday 1 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people who have been on youth training or youth opportunity schemes have found work after training in each of the last five years in the Greater London area; and what percentage this represents of those who have been on such schemes.

Valid information on the destination of leavers is not available at regional level for young people who took part in the youth opportunities programme. It is intended that by about June 1985 regional information will be available on a regular basis for youth training scheme leavers.

more than three quarters if all applicants, (c) more than half of all applicants and (d) more than a quarter of all applicants, respectively.

The information is not available in the precise form requested. Information based on the Manpower Services Commission's 1984 survey of youth training scheme providers is as follows:

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will take steps to encourage young people of Asian and West Indian origin to apply for places on mode A youth training schemes.

The Manpower Services Commission actively pursues an equal opportunities policy and encourages the participation of all eligible youngsters in mode A schemes wherever possible.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many, and what percentage, of young people on youth training schemes, mode A, in the years for which records are available were of (a) West Indian and (b) Asian origin.

The available information is as follows.

Ethnic groupNumber of entrantsPercentage of total entrants
1. September 1983 to March 1984:
2. April 1984 to February 1985:

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the average annual cost of a youth training scheme training place, modes A and B.

The latest estimated cost for 1984–85 of a full year entrant on the youth training scheme is:-

Mode A2,050
Mode B13,800
Mode B22,300
Weighted average2,400
These figures exclude the cost of unfilled places, vacated places, travel costs, lodging allowances, etc.