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Volume 114: debated on Wednesday 8 April 1987

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asked the Paymaster General if he will publish, for each Manpower Services Commision area office and for (a) 16-year-olds. (b) 17-year-olds and (c) 18-year-olds, the latest careers service estimates of the number and proportion expected to leave school and further education college, and the number and proportion

Table 1: Results of the careers service exercise by MSC area office: December 1985
AreaTotal eligible to leave schoolNumber of school leaversSchool leavers as a proportion of numbers eligible to leave school Per cent.Number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTSSchool leavers in a full time iob outside YTS as a proportion of all school leavers Per cent.Number in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of those eligible to leave school Per cent.
South East
Chatham, Kent
Age 1621,66310,83250·04,87445·022·5
Age 176,6152,05131·01,23160·018·6
Age 184,0921,26931·01,14290·027·9
Chelmsford
Age 1621,72112,91859·56,69251·830·8
Age 176,8852,65038·51,96974·328·6
Age 184,2791,84043·01,76796·041·3
Fareham
Age 1622,17912,05054·35,15142·723·2
Age 175,5081,85933·81,14761·720·8
Age 183,6531,55242·51,38689·337·9
High Wycombe
Age 16n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.
Age 17n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.
Age 18n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.
Horsham
Age 1627,79712,54545·17,27758·026·2
Age 1711,6203,45929·81,91155·216·4
Age 187,2901,87525·71,80696·324·8
Reading
Age 1617,4068,99651·74,81053·527·6
Age 175,5501,54327·890658·716·3
Age 183,57186224·180493·322·5
London
London North
Age 1617,239n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.
Age 178,366n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.
Age 184,905n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.
London North East
Age 1620,59511,62756·55,48447·226·6
Age 176,4832,56239·51,30851·120·2
Age 183,1591,33842·489767·028·4
London South East
Age 1622,28211,65652·35,88750·526·4
Age 177,6232,92538·41,58054·020·7
Age 183,9041,50738·61,03068·326·4
London South and West
Age 1621,4118,39739·25,19661·924·3
Age 178,0562,27328·21,59770·319·8
Age 184,6241,45731·51,26186·527·3
South West
Avon
Age 1612,5897,37958·62,64235·821·0
Age 173,8531,07928·064760·016·8
Age 182,54673829·061082·724·0

expected to find work outside the youth training scheme by 31 December; and how these figures have changed from those available at the end of 1985.

The figures supplied in the tables refer to the numbers of young people leaving school. Results are missing from a few Manpower Service Commission areas due to incomplete returns from some local education authorities. Information on the number of leavers from colleges of further education is not readily available.

Area

Total eligible to leave school

Number of school leavers

School leavers as a proportion of numbers eligible to leave school Per cent.

Number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

School leavers in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of all school leavers Per cent.

Number in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of those eligible to leave school Per cent.

Devon and Cornwall
Age 1619,67310,45753·23,01928·915·3
Age 174,37277817·844457·110·2
Age 183,09554817·741375·413·3
Gloucester/Wiltshire
Age 1615,1068,84558·63,77242·625·0
Age 173,37778423·247460·514·0
Age 182,6851,02238·182280·430·6
Taunton/Somerset/Dorset
Age 1614,2648,61360·43,32638·623·3
Age 173,5771,23334·584368·423·6
Age 182,59566925·856183·921·6

West Midlands

Birmingham
Age 1619,54310,48053·62,34622·412·0
Age 175,02285116·936643·07·3
Age 183,12858418·747280·815·1
Coventry/Warwick
Age 1612,5626,87454·71,83426·714·6
Age 172,84583429·328333·99·9
Age 182,25561627·340064·917·7
Dudley/Sandwell
Age 169,8836,37864·51,05316·510·7
Age 171,72855832·314726·38·5
Age 181,24445336·417638·914·1
The Marches
Age 1615,3838,30054·02,36128·415·3
Age 173,82195825·132834·28·6
Age 182,58454521·135765·513·8
Staffordshire
Age 1616,16010,47164·81,47114·09·1
Age 173,69778221·227835·67·5
Age 182,6121,21646·672759·827·8
Wolverhampton
Age 169,0404,86053·896119·810·6
Age 172,13464630·323436·211·0
Age 181,43637926·424163·616·8

East Midlands and Eastern

Derby
Age 1614,1408,00456·61,94624·313·8
Age 172,67532012·016050·06·0
Age 182,20753024·044183·220·0
Leicestershire
Age 1621,45512,07456·35,65346·876·3
Age 176,7202,07630·91,40067·420·8
Age 183,8601,21131·41,03485·426·8
Lincoln
Age 168,1984,72457·61,22425·914·9
Age 171,90027514·513047·36·8
Age 181,32031523·924577·818·6
Nottingham
Age 1616,0779,32558·02,73329·317·0
Age 173,29682425·039648·112·0
Age 182,56169127·051274·120·0
Luton
Age 1615,1497,55349·93,58447·523·7
Age 174,7831,11323·379571·416·6

Area

Total eligible to leave school

Number of school leavers

School leavers as a proportion of numbers eligible to leave school Per cent.

Number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

School leavers in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of all school leavers Per cent.

Number in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of those eligible to leave school Per cent.

Age 182,83580428·472089·625·4
Ipswich
Age 1618,50211,06459·84,14237·422·4
Age 174,5471,12124·762055·313·6
Age 182,9811,38446·476755·425·7

Yorkshire and Humberside

Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees
Age 1616,67610,21761·53,17931·119·1
Age 174,6701,35329·071452·815·3
Age 182,8931,12338·861754·921·3
Humberside
Age 1614,0069,02064·42,27525·216·2
Age 173,5461,10931·347943·213·5
Age 182,50062525·042568·017·0
Leeds/North Yorkshire
Age 1620,19010,74453·24,17238·820·7
Age 176,1401,70327·790353·014·7
Age 183,9841,03826·169066·517·3
Sheffield/Rotherham
Age 1612,8518,01962·41,10313·88·6
Age 173,39079723·520125·25·9
Age 182,30262827·338861·816·9
Wakefield/Barnsley, Doncaster
Age 1613,7099,13666·71,74219·112·7
Age 172,68279029·529237·010·9
Age 181,60250931·828355·617·7

North West

Cheshire
Age 1614,6198,03855·01,77022·012·1
Age 174,36291821·033736·77·7
Age 183,07756318·336264·311·8
Cumbria
Age 167,5825,04666·62,09641·527·6
Age 171,83142823·424457·013·3
Age 181,29833325·622768·217·5
Greater Manchester Central
Age 1613,0727·52457·61,86224·714·2
Age 173,67165317·828143·07·7
Age 182,90684128·952061·817·9
Greater Manchester East
Age 1611,4796,57557·31,79927·415·7
Age 173,45573421·145562·013·2
Age 182,02870534·860786·130·0
Greater Manchester North
Age 1615,4009,33760·61,95520·912·7
Age 173,46382323·831838·69·2
Age 182,63660523·025642·39·7
Lancashire
Age 1621,03411,57455·03,71432·117·7
Age 172,98347816·016033·55·4
Age 182,42068028·140058·916·5
Merseyside Inner
Age 1612,2747,49261·081210·86·6
Age 173,21892028·6I8820·45·8
Age 182,29595441·628529·912·4
Merseyside Outer
Age 16n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a

Area

Total eligible to leave school

Number of school leavers

School leavers as a proportion of numbers eligible to leave school Per cent.

Number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

School leavers in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of all school leavers Per cent.

Number in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of those eligible to leave school Per cent.

Age 17n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.
Age 18n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.

Northern

Cleveland
Age 169,5626,11163·993315·39·8
Age 172,66770526·425135·69·4
Age 182,21176134·342355·619·1
Durham>
Age 169,3296,29567·51,00516·010·8
Age 171,98152626·615028·57·6
Age 181,41818312·910356·37·3
North Tyne
Age 1610,7096,64262·01,49922·614·0
Age 173,13199931·940540·512·9
Age 182,05673035·550969·724·8
South Tyne
Age 1610,2437,20770·495613·39·3
Age 172,08962329·823237·211·1
Age 181,36443431·819244·214·1

Wales

Cardiff
Age 1614,4637,53952·11,66822·111·5
Age 174,8821,39628·663345·313·0
Age 183,22886726·941648·012·9
Gwent
Age 166,9893,74453·671919·210·3
Age 171,94446423·917437·59·0
Age 181,14021919·213461·211·8
Swansea
Age 1610,5635,17849·01,07320·710·2
Age 173,48765918·917927·25·1
Age 182,30031313·621067·19·1
Wrexham
Age 1611,7245,99751·21,48824·812·7
Age 174,2051,31031·263348·315·1
Age 182,44453621·941076·516·8

Scotland

Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway
Age 1610,5954,97446·51,31326·412·3
Age 172,6441,12642·654348·220·5
Age 1893334637·125272·827·0
Central and Fife
Age 1613,2656,28947·41,39722·210·5
Age 172,6941,28247·653842·020·0
Age 181,07449245·828056·926·1
Glasgow City
Age 1613,1587,42956·52,04727·615·6
Age 172,1921,15052·553546·524·4
Age 1882437745·826269·531·8
Grampian and Tayside
Age 1617,3856,25736·02,47639·614·2
Age 173,37892427·447251·014·0
Age 181,26424319·215162·111·9
Highlands and Islands
Age 165,3672,34943·889738·216·7
Age 171,40755939·730153·821·4
Age 1854721839·913963·825·4

Area

Total eligible to leave school

Number of school leavers

School leavers as a proportion of numbers eligible to leave school Per cent.

Number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

School leavers in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of all school leavers Per cent.

Number in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of those eligible to leave school Per cent.

Lanarkshire
Age 1611,8265,10743·286717·07·3
Age 172,34095640·929631·012·6
Age 1889331535·314245·115·9
Lothian/Borders
Age 1615,4426,83644·32,68339·217·4
Age 173,0721,23640·274360·124·2
Age 181,13643938·633075·229·0
Renfrew, Dumbarton and Argyll
Age 1615,0685,76338·21,17320·47·8
Age 174,0321,64340·769442·217·2
Age 181,57358838·936862·624·3

Notes:

n/a = Results are not available or are incomplete.

The figures are subject to error and should be treated as approximate.

Table 2

Results of the careers service exercise by MSC area office: December 1986

Area

Total eligible to leave school

Number of school leavers

School leavers as a proportion of numbers eligible to leave school Per cent.

Number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

School leavers in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of all school leavers Per cent.

Number in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of those eligible to leave school Per cent.

South East

Chatham, Kent
Age 1621,13310,81451·24,33040·020·5
Age 177,0492,18531·01,31160·018·6
Age 184,0361,39934·71,25990·031·2
Chelmsford
Age 1621,64313,21561·16,33948·029·3
Age 176,6841,84527·61,22566·418·3
Age 183,9701,38634·91,33396·233·6
Fareham
Age 1621,51211,02451·24,81643·722·4
Age 175,2631,50528·61,00266·619·0
Age 183,7921,07028·688883·023·7
High Wycombe
Age 1622,01410,69448·66,44560·329·3
Age 178,0411,84623·01,29370·016·1
Age 185,4161,31624·31,19791·022·1
Horsham
Age 1627,01012,53146·47,42559·327·5
Age 1711,5133,36229·21,99959·517·4
Age 187,1091,70023·91,62895·822·9
Reading
Age 1617,0879,07653·15,21757·530·5
Age 175,9611,72428·91,37177·222·3
Age 183,7991,09028·71,03795·127·3

South West

Avon
Age 1612,3127,40460·12,55434·520·7
Age 173,7661,21432·282968·322·0
Age 182,33073931·766590·028·5
Devon and Cornwall
Age 1618,72610,66857·02,97727·915·9
Age 174,4361,14425·845739·910·3
Age 182,76171025·754376·519·7

Area

Total eligible to leave school

Number of school leavers

School leavers as a proportion of numbers eligible to leave school Per cent.

Number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

School leavers in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of all school leavers Per cent.

Number in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of those eligible to leave school Per cent.

Gloucester and Wiltshire
Age 1614,4447,88354·63,72847·325·8
Age 173,53884523·961372·517·3
Age 182,28169330·464092·328·1
Taunton, Somerset and Dorset
Age 1613,5418.06159·52,64332·819·5
Age 173,14493329·761666·019·6
Age 182,47069828·353977·221·8

West Midlands

Birmingham
Age 16n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Age 17n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Age 18n/an/an/an/an/an/a
Coventry/Warwick
Age 1611,6416,87059·01,83826·815·8
Age 172,83686330·430435·210·7
Age 182,22964128·832150·114·4
Dudley/Sandwcll
Age 169,7246,47966·61,13917·611·7
Age 171,64043826·78820·15·4
Age 181,19048440·723648·819·8
The Marches
Age 1614,9018,08154·22,28428·315·3
Age 174,2671,16027·245239·010·6
Age 182,51466626·547971·919·1
Staffordshire
Age 1615,85610,59466·81,49514·19·4
Age 173,60072020·022130·76·1
Age 182,45478031·853468·521·8
Wolverhampton
Age 168,9815,95766·31,19220·013·3
Age 172,150n/an/an/an/an/a
Age 181,316n/an/an/an/an/a

East Midlands and Eastern

Derby
Age 1613,5297,49355·41,92825·714·3
Age 173,04545314·925756·78·4
Age 181,9955·2826·540276·120·2
Leicestershire
Age 1620,81911,07953·24,94044·623·7
Age 176,8621,87227·31,05956·615·4
Age 184,2261,14927·295382·922·6
Lincoln
Age 168,0064,67158·397520·912·2
Age 171,85218010·310055·65·7
Age 181,40034524·628081·220·0
Nottingham
Age 1614,7278,83160·02,23925·415·2
Age 173,3471,79353·693352·027·9
Age 182,212n/an/an/an/an/a
Luton
Age 1615,0378,02553·44,16351·927·7
Age 174,5431.25727·765752·314·5
Age 182,72992333·880687·329·5
Ipswich
Age 1618,28711,02660·34,02736·522·0

Area

Total eligible to leave school

Number of school leavers

School leavers as a proportion of numbers eligible to leave school Per cent.

Number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

School leavers in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of all school leavers Per cent.

Number in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of those eligible to leave school Per cent.

Age 174.6091,28928·073056·615·8
Age 182,79690232·376484·727·3

Yorkshire and Humberside

Bradford. Calderdale and Kirklees
Age 1616,7649,95459·43,02730·418·1
Age 174,9741,25525·249539·410·0
Age 183,2941,41142·879356·224·1
Humberside
Age 1613,6458,92265·42,12123·815·6
Age 173,6371,06529·339136·710·8
Age 182,50062525·042568·017·0
Leeds/North Yorkshire
Age 1619,46410,77355·34,41040·922·7
Age 176,0231,78929·797454·416·2
Age 183,66886723·670180·919·1
Sheffield/Rotherham
Age 1612,5308,45567·51,16313·89·3
Age 173,42190026·314416·04·2
Age 182,27179635·140150·417·7
Wakefield/Barnsley/Doncaster
Age 1613,6849,36668·41,77018·912·9
Age 172,58275829·425333·49·8
Age 181,68562236·924940·014·8

North West

Cheshire
Age 1614,5808,09855·51,67620·711·5
Age 174,3381,01423·437436·956·3
Age 182,97656419·040070·913·4
Cumbria
Age 167,2644,74765·31,95341·126·9
Age 171,70638322·526468·915·5
Age 181,40630821·924178·217·1
Greater Manchester Central
Age 1613,5087,76857·61,94125·014·3
Age 173,42859217·320134·05·9
Age 182,62070426·944863·67·7
Greater Manchester East
Age 1611,3876,99961·51,73224·715·2
Age 172,69377728·845158·016·7
Age 181,92426213·619474·010·1
Greater Manchester North
Age 1615,1249,14460·52,18323·914·4
Age 173,73878621·030438·78·1
Age 182,69463723·637759·214·0
Lancashire
Age 1620,34611,37355·93,28028·916·1
Age 172,92265022·230046·210·3
Age 182,63468025·838055·914·4
Merseyside Inner
Age 1612,1587,10958·590712·87·5
Age 173,65293025·529231·48·0
Age 182,32166028·446870·920·2
Merseyside Outer
Age 1610,9656,11155·790914·98·3
Age 172,71371426·321830·58·0
Age 181,74940223·026766·415·3

Area

Total eligible to leave school

Number of school leavers

School leavers as a proportion of numbers eligible to leave school Per cent.

Number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

School leavers in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of all school leavers Per cent.

Number in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of those eligible to leave school Per cent.

Northern

Cleveland
Age 168,9205,99267·294115·710·5
Age 172,76857420·723440·88·5
Age 182,09256627·132156·715·3
Durham
Age 168,7645,64664·489015·810·2
Age 171,93652227·013525·97·0
Age 181,37516512·09658·27·0
North Tyne
Age 1610,4296,62163·51,39921·113·4
Age 173,21299831·137437·511·6
Age 182,07072134·943360·120·9
South Tyne
Age 1610,1817,38072·51,11915·711·0
Age 172,68379429·628235·610·5
Age 181,58259637·726244·016·6

Wales

Cardiff
Age 1613,7657,03551·11,41320·010·3
Age 175,1951,39726·958341·711·2
Age 183,23271322·152673·716·3
Gwent
Age 166,5093,51454·068218·610·5
Age 172,02661530·416326·58·1
Age 181,16823920·515866·113·5
Swansea
Age 1610,1545,02149·486417·285·1
Age 172,96477026·029638·410·0
Age 182,04939319·226266·712·8
Wrexham
Age 1611,2416,06453·91,55225·613·8
Age 173,6091,06729·639336·810·9
Age 182,14049022·932265·715·0

Scotland

Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway
Age 169,7014,65748·085118·38·8
Age 172,6621,17044·043737·416·4
Age 1896735636·821761·036·8
Central and Fife
Age 1612,5676,11941·51,21319·89·7
Age 172,5881,17745·549341·919·0
Age 181,03943141·525860·024·8
Glasgow
Age 1612,3757,09257·31,84126·014·9
Age 172,0901,24359·556945·827·2
Age 1880546157·330566·237·9
Grampian and Tayside
Age 1617,4765,90239·52,07230·011·9
Age 173,38093127·544547·813·2
Age 181,26125620·318873·315·0
Highlands and Islands
Age 165,3452,29442·972931·813·6
Age 171,41654738·626949·219·0
Age 1853219837·212362·123·1
Lanarkshire
Age 1612,0645,46845·385415·67·1
Age 172,2741,04846·132731·214·4

Area

Total eligible to leave school

Number of school leavers

School leavers as a proportion of numbers eligible to leave school Per cent.

Number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

School leavers in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of all school leavers Per cent.

Number in a full time job outside YTS as a proportion of those eligible to leave school Per cent.

Age 1885436843·116645·119·1
Lothian and Borders
Age 1614,5396,58445·32,52738·417·4
Age 172,9361,25442·778162·326·6
Age 181,10445341·036781·033·2
Renfrew, Dunbarton and Argyll
Age 1614,0465,44238·71,08519·97·7
Age 173,8191,51939·860211·115·8
Age 181,44554537·732459·422·4

Notes:

n/a = Results are not available or are incomplete.

There are currently no estimates for the London offices due to delays in obtaining returns.

The figures are subject to error and should be treated as approximated.

Table 3

Results of the Careers Service Exercise by MSC Area Office: Change December 1985–86

Change in the number eligible to leave school

Change in the number of school leavers

Change in the number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

South East

Chatham, Kent
Age 16-530-18-544
Age 1741313480
Age 18-56130117
Chelmsford
Age 16-78297-353
Age 17-201-805-744
Age 18-309-454-434
Fareham
Age 16-667-1,026-335
Age 17-245-354-145
Age 1889-482-498
High Wycombe
Age 16n/an/an/a
Age 17n/an/an/a
Age 18n/an/an/a
Horsham
Age 16-787-14148
Age 17-107-9788
Age 18-181-175-178
Reading
Age 16-31980407
Age 17411181425
Age 18228228233

London

London North
Age 16n/an/an/a
Age 17n/an/an/a
Age 18n/an/an/a
London North East
Age 16n/an/an/a
Age 17n/an/an/a
Age 18n/an/an/a

Change in the number eligible to leave school

Change in the number of school leavers

Change in the number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

London South East
Age 16n/an/an/a
Age 17n/an/an/a
Age 18n/an/an/a
London South and West
Age 16n/an/an/a
Age 17n/an/an/a
Age 18n/an/an/a

South West

Avon
Age 16-27725-88
Age 17-87135182
Age 18-216155
Devon and Cornwall
Age 16-947211-42
Age 176436613
Age 18-334162130
Gloucester/Wiltshire
Age 16-662-962-44
Age 1716161139
Age 18-404-329-182
Taunton/Somerset/Dorset
Age 16-723-552-683
Age 17-433-300-227
Age 18-12529-22

West Midlands

Birmingham
Age 16n/an/an/a
Age 17n/an/an/a
Age 18n/an/an/a
Coventry/Warwick
Age 16-921-44
Age 17-92921
Age 18-2625-79
Dudley/Sandwell
Age 16-15910186
Age 17-88-120-59

Change in the number eligible to leave school

Change in the number of school leavers

Change in the number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

Age 18-543160
The Marches
Age 16-482-219-77
Age 17446202124
Age 18-70121122
Staffordshire
Age 16-30448324
Age 17-97-62-57
Age 18-158-436-193
Wolverhampton
Age 16-591,097231
Age 1716n/an/a
Age 18-120n/an/a

East Midlands and Eastern

Derby
Age 16-611-511-18
Age 1737013397
Age 18-212-2-39
Leicestershire
Age 16-636-995-713
Age 17142-204-341
Age 18366-67-81
Lincoln
Age 16-192-53-249
Age 17-148-95-30
Age 18803035
Nottingham
Age 16-1,350-494-494
Age 1751969537
Age 18-349n/an/a
Luton
Age 16-112472579
Age 17-240144-138
Age 18-10611986
Ipswich
Age 16-215-38-115
Age 1762168110
Age 18-185-482-3

Yorkshire and Humberside

Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees
Age 16138-263-152
Age 17304-98-219
Age 18401288176
Humberside
Age 16-361-98-154
Age 1791-44-88
Age 18000
Leeds/North Yorkshire
Age 16-72629-1,145
Age 17-1178671
Age 18-346-17111
Sheffleld/Rotherham
Age 16-32143660
Age 1731100-57
Age 18-3116813
Wakefield/Barnsley/Doncaster
Age 16-2523028
Age 17-100-32-39

Change in the number eligible to leave school

Change in the number of school leavers

Change in the number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

Age 1883113-34

North West

Cheshire
Age 16-3960-94
Age 17-249637
Age 18-101138
Cumbria
Age 16-318-299-143
Age 17-125-4520
Age 18108-2514
Greater Manchester Central
Age 1643624479
Age 17-243-61-80
Age 18-286-137-72
Greater Manchester East
Age 16-92424-67
Age 17-76243-4
Age 18-104-443-413
Greater Manchester North
Age 16-276-193228
Age 17275-37-14
Age 185832121
Lancashire
Age 16-688-201-434
Age 17-61172140
Age 182140-20
Merseyside Inner
Age 16-116-38395
Age 1743410104
Age 1826-29483
Merseyside Outer
Age 16n.a.n.a.n.a.
Age 17n.a.n.a.n.a.
Age 18n.a.n.a.n.a.

Northern

Cleveland
Age 16-642-1198
Age 17101-131-17
Age 181,881-195-102
Durham
Age 16-565-649-115
Age 17-45-4-15
Age 18-43-18-7
North Tyne
Age 16-280-21-100
Age 1781-1-31
Age 1814-9-76
South Tyne
Age 16-62173163
Age 17594-4950
Age 18728132129

Wales

Cardiff
Age 16-698-504-255
Age 17313-50-50
Age 184-154110
Gwent
Age 16-480-230-37

Change in the number eligible to leave school

Change in the number of school leavers

Change in the number of school leavers in a full time job outside YTS

Age 1782151-11
Age 18282024
Swansea
Age 16-409-157-209
Age 17-523111117
Age 18-2518052
Wrexham
Age 16-4836764
Age 17-596-243-240
Age 18-304-46-88

Scotland

Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway
Age 16-994-317-462
Age 171844-106
Age 183410-35
Central and Fife
Age 16-698-170-184
Age 17-106-105-45
Age 18-35-61-22
Glasgow City
Age 16-783-337-206
Age 17-1029334
Age 18-198443
Grampian and Tyneside
Age 1691645-404
Age 1727-27
Age 18-31337
Highlands and Islands
Age 16-22-55-168
Age 179-12-32
Age 18-15-20-16
Lanarkshire
Age 16188361-13
Age 17-669231
Age 18-395324
Lothian/Borders
Age 16-903-252-156
Age 17-1361838
Age 18-321437
Renfrew, Dumbarton and Argyll
Age 16-1,022-321-88
Age 17-213-124-92
Age 18-68-43-44

Notes:

n/a = results are not available or are incomplete.

The figures are subject to error and should he treated as approximate.

asked the Paymaster General if he will give from the most recent survey of youth training scheme providers, the number and proportion of trainees who will spend (a) fewer than 13 weeks and (b) more than 13 weeks on off-the-job training; and hw these figures with those available at the end of 1985.

The survey of YTS providers conducted in January-February 1986 shows that 2 per cent. (5,300) of trainees received off-the-job training of less than 13 weeks; 98 per cent. (259,000) received off-the-job training for 13 weeks or longer.

Figures for 1985 are not available.

asked the Paymaster General what are the current numbers of vacant places on the youth training schemes; and how this figure compares with that for the end of 1985.

Manpower Services Commission records currently show some 327,900 YTS trainees in training at the end of February 1987 and 455,500 YTS contracted places. There are no exactly equivalent figures for earlier years. In December 1985 there were some 293,370 trainees in training and 384,700 places approved by area manpower boards; but not all approved places were subsequently contracted.

asked the Paymaster General if he will give for 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, and the latest estimates on figures for 1986–87. the total sum expended on the youth training scheme and the total sum expended on grants made to managing agents broken down into the administration fee, the training allowance the trainee allowance and capital grants.

The information requested is shown in the table:

£ million
1983–84 Outturn1984–85 Outturn1985–86 Outturn1986–87 Forecast
Management Fee33·833·135·952·0
Other Grants1334·8713·5765·6770·2
Capital Grants21·24·63·32·1
Other Expenditure310·712·213·415·0
Total YTS4 Expenditure380·5763·4818·2839·3
1 Separate information is not available for the contribution towards the cost of training and the trainee allowance. "Other Grants" also includes expenditure on excess travel and lodging allowances and vacated places.
2 Capital grants funding ceased in August 1986.
3 "Other Expenditure" includes research and development, accredited centres and miscellaneous minor items.
4 Excludes MSC administration costs.

asked the Paymaster General if he will list the total expenditure in 1986–87 prices of the Manpower Services Commission in each year since 1974, together with the percentage change in real terms over each previous year.

The following table gives estimates of total expenditure by the Manpower Services Commission in each year since 1974 at 1986–87 prices.

Financial yearTotal Manpower Services Commission expenditure at 1986–87 prices £ millionPercentage change over previous year
1974–75392
1975–7676895·9
1976–771,06338·4
1977–781,17510·5
1978–791,2476·1
1979–801,209-3·0
1980–811,2221·1
1981–821,42116·3
1982–831,57310·7
1983–842,02328·6
1984–852,25011·2
1985–862.4448·6
1986–87 (forecast)3,05925·2

Notes:

(1) Includes Manpower Services Commission expenditure on behalf of the Department of Employment.

(2) Cash figures adjusted to 1986–87 price levels have been calculated by taking account of each year's general inflation as measured by the GDP deflator at market prices. It has been assumed that the average level of the GDP deflator in 1986–87 will be equal to the mid-1986–87 value.