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Youth Training Scheme

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people have been taken on under the youth training scheme by his Department and bodies for which his Department is responsible.

I shall write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible and shall place a copy of my letter in the Library.

asked the Paymaster General what percentage of young people on youth training scheme programmes go on to full-time employment nationally and by region in England.

The Manpower Services Commission conducts a regular postal survey of young people who have left the youth training scheme. Questionnaires are sent to young people some three months after they leave the scheme.The following results relate to those leaving the youth training scheme between June 1984 and March 1985 based on a 15 per cent. sample of leavers in each month:

Per cent, going into full-time employment (June 1984—March 1985)
Per cent.
Northern Region43
North West Region54
Yorkshire and Humberside Region52
Midlands Region56
South West Region62
South East Region68
London Region64
Total Great Britain55
From April 1985 the follow-up survey questionnaire has been sent to all those leaving the scheme. The results for April and May 1985 are:

Per cent, going into full-time employment April and May 1985
Per cent.
Northern Region44
North West Region53
Yorkshire and Humberside Region52
Midlands Region58
South West Region65
South East Region71
London Region64
Total Great Britain60