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Youth Training

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of YTS participants found employment within (a) three months and (b) six months of leaving schemes based in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Information is not available in the form requested. Of those who left YTS in the 15-month period from April 1986 to June 1987 (the latest figures available) the proportion in employment three months after leaving the scheme was as follows:

per cent.
Glasgow City47
Lothian and Borders (including Edinburgh)58
Grampian and Tayside (including Dundee and Aberdeen)58

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report, for Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen, the YTS schemes available in the fiscal year 1988–89, the number of places in each schemes and the number of weekly hours training involved in each scheme.

The Manpower Services Commission has not yet concluded contracts with managing agents for YTS places in 1988–89. Apart from work experience and on-the-job training two-year YTS trainees receive a minimum of 20 weeks off-the-job training and one-year YTS trainees receive a minimum of 13 weeks. In either case, the actual amount will vary according to the needs of individual schemes.