asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of unemployed young people of eligible age for youth training schemes, mode A, in the years from September 1983 to March 1984 and from April 1984 to February 1985 were of (a) West Indian and (b) Asian origin respectively.
The information is not available in the form requested. According to the 1983 labour force survey, in the second quarter of 1983 some 3 per cent. of unemployed people seeking work aged 16 and 17 years were of West Indian or Asian origin. The sample size of the survey is not sufficient to provide reliable figures for these two groups separately.