asked the Paymaster General how many people are currently on youth training schemes in Leicester and in the east midlands.
At 31 December 1986, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 2,379 young people in training on YTS in Leicester and 39,502 young people in training on YTS in the east midlands and eastern region of the Manpower Services Commission.
asked the Paymaster General how many people have completed youth training schemes in Leicester and the east midlands to date; how many left before completing their full entitlement to training; and if he will make a statement.
I shall reply to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.
asked the Paymaster General whether he has any information as to the number or percentage of young people who have found work following the successful completion of youth training schemes in Leicester and in the east midlands; and if he will make a statement.
The Manpower Services Commission conducts a regular follow-up survey of YTS leavers three months after young people leave the programme. The latest full year's results, covering leavers between 1 April 1985 and 31 March 1986, show that of those young people who completed their programmes in the Leicester local authority district, 78 per cent. were in employment three months after leaving YTS.The corresponding figures for the Manpower Services Commission's east midlands and eastern region is 73 per cent.These figures are very encouraging and reflect great credit on industry, commerce and all those providing training opportunities on YTS.