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Youth Training Scheme

Volume 98: debated on Wednesday 4 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many young people are presently engaged in YTS courses in Wales; and if he will estimate the total for each year group in the two-year course beginning in 1986–87.

There were 16,395 YTS trainees in Wales at 31 March 1986. It is estimated that 18,407 16-year-olds will enter YTS2 in 1986–87; it is also estimated that 7,857 17-year-olds who complete 1 year YTS places during 1986–87 will take up continuation places. In addition there are 2,952 17-year-old entrants who will be eligible for one year's training.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many young people engaged in YTS courses in Wales presently qualify as part-time students.

This information is not available. The question of student status primarily relates to the form of off-the-job training provided by managing agents on which information is not held centrally.