asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many and what percentage of school leavers have been on youth training or youth opportunity schemes in each of the last five years in the Greater London area.
Information in the precise form requested is not available.Table 1 shows the number of school leavers in the Greater London area in each year from 1978–79 to 1982–83 (the last five years for which figures are available).Table 2 shows for the Greater London area the number of young people on the youth opportunities programme or youth training scheme in March of each year from 1980 to 1984. It should be noted, however, that trainees in a particular year will not necessarily have left school during the preceding academic year.
|Table 1: Number of school leavers in the Greater London area 1978–79 to 1982–83|
|Table 2: Number of young people in the Greater London area on YOP/YTS March 1980–March 1984|