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Yts (Statistics)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what the regional occupancy rates on the YTS are at the latest date, and for equivalent dates for each year since the scheme started.

The table shows a regional breakdown of occupancy rates on YTS at the end of September for the five years 1983–1987.

Occupancy Percentage at end September








South East24968726971
South West5173807674
West Midlands25273767471
East Midlands + Eastern27776
Yorkshire and Humberside5274817782
North West5377827874
Great Britain5172777473

1 The 1983 figures are considerably lower than in subsequent years due to the build up of YTS in its first year. The 1983 figures also exclude about 17,000 trainees on Construction Industry Training Board schemes.

2 From April 1986 the midlands and south-east regional boundaries were redrawn to form new south-east, west midlands and east midlands regions.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many YTS trainees left the scheme to enrol in another scheme run by a different employer or a different managing agent in the current year.

The Manpower Services Commission's latest follow-up survey of all young people who have left a YTS scheme during the period April 1986 to May 1987 shows that, in Great Britain 11 per cent. of leavers were enrolled on another YTS scheme at the time of the surveys.