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Apprenticeships

Volume 109: debated on Saturday 2 May 1987

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asked the Paymaster General what was the total number of apprentices in the north-west region in 1978 and each subsequent year.

Unemployment by age analysis—Exeter parliamentary constituency
October 1983October 1984October 1985October 1986
MalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemalesMalesFemales
Under 25 years1,1606951,2928331,2138881,104772
25— 49 years1,3004581,3996061,4646261,498663
Over 50 years549162619204592214634203
TOTAL UNEMPLOYED3,0091,3153,3101,6433,2691,7283,2361,638

asked the Paymaster General what is the number of (a) men and (b) women who were registered as unemployed in the London borough of Wandsworth on 31 January.

The information is not available. The January 1987 unemployment count date was the 8 January and these figures will be released at 11.30 am on 12 February 1987.

asked the Paymaster General what has been the period of time broken down into categories of (a)

Estimates of the numbers of persons undertaking an apprenticeship in the north-west region are available from the labour force survey as follows:

Year

(Spring)
Number of apprentices

(thousands)
197939
198341
198437
198543
Separate information relating to apprenticeships included in the regular employees in employment estimates for manufacturing industries in the north-west region is available as follows:

Year

(March)
1 Number of apprentices

(thousands)
198118·6
198215·4
198312·7
198411·2
19859·3
19867·7
1 Many of those receiving apprenticeship training under YTS (since 1983), specifically those without a contract of employment, are not counted as employees and are therefore not included in these figures. With the move away from traditional apprentice training in many industries some long duration schemes of a type which previously could have involved apprenticeships may not now be so classified.