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Youth Training

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what figures are available to indicate, by convenient geographical unit, the number of young people currently engaged with the youth training programme in Northern Ireland.

On 31 May 1985 there were 7,236 young people in full-time training schemes under the youth training programme, as follows.

Jobmarket areaNumber
Antrim140
Armagh123
Ballymena349
Ballymoney117
Ballynahinch1
Banbridge53
Bangor178
Belfast2,698
Carrickfergus75
Coleraine211
Cookstown49
Downpatrick147
Dungannon151
Enniskillen151
Kilkeel6
Larne154
Limavady77
Lisburn303
Londonderry835
Lurgan210
Magherafelt102
Newcastle48
Newry459
Newtownards27
Omagh168
Portadown311
Strabane93
TOTAL7,235

In addition, approximately 3,700 young employees were receiving training under youth traing programme workschemes and 450 under the skill training scheme. A geographical breakdown of these figures is not available.