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17-Year-Olds (Wages)

Volume 80: debated on Tuesday 11 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how much greater than the current youth training scheme allowance is the wages council figure for 17-year-olds.

Each wages council fixes its own minimum rates for adults and young workers and some also set rates for more than one category of worker. Rates for 17-year-olds range from £34·11 to £66·60. The current youth training scheme allowance is £26·25 per week.