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Youth Training

Volume 87: debated on Tuesday 26 November 1985

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asked the Paymaster General if he will make a statement on the standard of employment status and protection afforded to those on youth training scheme schemes.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 November]: The youth training scheme is open to eligible young people who are employed as well as those who are unemployed. Young people who are on the scheme as employees will have a contract of employment and will be subject to all the normal terms and conditions applicable to comparable employees and will have the same statutory protection afforded to employees generally.Providers of training and work experience are under a contractual obligation to treat unemployed young people who are on the scheme in the same way as if they were employees in respect of health and safety and race and sex discrimination. That obligation is reinforced by legislation.