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Vocational Qualifications (Jts)

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Paymaster General what steps he has taken to make available recognised vocational qualifications for those on the job training scheme.

(2) what was the number and percentage rate of unemployment among 16 and 17-year-olds (a) nationally, (b) by ethnic origin, (c) by region and (d) by sex at the latest available date and for September, January and June in each of the past five years.

asked the Paymaster General if he will estimate the numbers of people receiving training for less than a week, 1 to 4 weeks, 4 to 12 weeks, 12 to 26 weeks, and 26 to 52 weeks, in each of the industries in the standard industrial classification; and what is his estimate of training expenditures, private and public, on training in each of those industries.

Preliminary results from the 1986 "Labour Force Survey", which are not separately available by public and private sector, indicate that the following people in employment were receiving job-related training lasting up to a year in the four weeks before the survey interview.

Managing agents are required to ensure that every trainee entering new JTS has the opportunity to gain a recognised vocational qualification or credits towards one.