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Training Schemes (The Arts)

Volume 131: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will provide the best available estimate of the proportion of individuals on YTS, the job training scheme and the community programme involved in working in the arts.

At 31 December 1987, it is estimated that 1ยท6 per cent. of YTS trainees were on training programmes in creative, educational and recreational service occupations. This figure excludes sports occupations.Of the 224,000 people working on the community programme at 29 February 1988, approximately 2 per cent. were on projects defined as "cultural".Similar information for the job training scheme is not available.