asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the number of people who so far have been on the community programme who were under the age of 25 years.
Information on the number of entrants to the community programme and the percentage of those entrants under the age of 25 is set out in the table:
|Total entrants||Percentage under 25|
|October 1982–May 1983||28,539||54|
|June 1983–May 1984||142,906||55|
|June 1984–May 1985||166,168||63|