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Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many young people have suffered a deduction in supplementary benefit for (a) refusing to take up a YTS place and (b) leaving a YTS place in (i) Coventry and (ii) nationally, since the provision was first introduced.

The table sets out the information requested for the period from December 1983 to April 1987. The youth training scheme started in April 1983 but statistical records were not kept from the outset.

Numbers whose benefit was reducedCoventryNational Figures
(a) For refusal to accept a YTS place232,235
(b) For prematurely leaving a YTS course16723,267