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Youth Training Scheme

Volume 80: debated on Tuesday 11 June 1985

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29.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what progress is being made in his discussions relating to the expansion of the youth training scheme into a two-year course for school leavers.

The Manpower Services Commission is continuing discussions with employers, trade unions and others about the extension of the youth training scheme, and hopes to make detailed recommendations by the end of June.

36.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he will next meet the director general of the Confederation of British Industry to discuss the second year of the youth training scheme.

My right hon. Friend and I have no plans to do so at this stage. The Confederation of British Industry is closely involved in the preparation by the Manpower Services Commission of proposals for a two-year youth training scheme; and I have recently attended three regional conferences organised by the confederation at which the development of the scheme was discussed.

72.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received on the expansion of the youth training scheme to two years.

Over 200 organisations and individuals have commented on the proposed extension of the youth training scheme. Virtually all support the proposal.

59.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the progress of discussions with employers’ organisations regarding the extension of the youth training scheme.

The Confederation of British Industry is closely involved with the Manpower Services Commission in planning the new scheme. In addition, many employers and employers’ organisations have commented on the proposal to extend the youth training scheme. Virtually all support the proposal.