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Youth Training

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when, and to what level, he intends to raise the allowance paid to trainees on the youth training programme.

From 1 April 1986 the present single rate of allowance (£27·30 per week) will be replaced by a two-tier system in which trainees will receive either £27·30 per week or £35·00 per week, depending upon when they left school and the training subsequently undertaken. Northern Ireland will thus continue to maintain parity with the rest of the United Kingdom in relation to the level of allowance and the date of introduction of any increase.