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Youth Training Scheme

Volume 78: debated on Thursday 2 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list those trades unions which have refused to allow the opportunity for young people on the youth training scheme to work alongside their members.

I am glad to say that the vast majority of trade unions support the youth training scheme and are co-operating in its operation. A small number—such as the Union of Communication Workers, the National Graphical Association, the Society of Graphical and Allied Trades, the Society of Civil and Public Servants and the Civil and Public Servants Association—have either refused to accept the scheme or sought to impose conditions on their support. This has meant that some young people have been deprived of the full rage of training opportunities.