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Volume 165: debated on Friday 19 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of (a) contracted YTS places and (b) YTS trainees in training, for each region and for Great Britain as a whole for March and September for each year since 1986.

The table shows the number of YTS contracted places and the number of young people in training on YTS as at March and September of each year since 1986, for each Training Agency region and for Great Britain:

Number of contracted places and number of young people in training on YTS

Figures rounded to nearest 100

South East


South West

West Midlands

East Midlands and Eastern

Yorkshire and Humberside

North West




Great Britain

31 March 1986

Contraced places46,30017,00024,60058,60031,90045,80020,40018,30034,300297,300
Number of YPs in training41,50016,00020,90053,70028,20039,40017,80016,40031,500265,200

30 September 1986

Contracted places47,90027,20032,70059,60048,80044,20062,60031,90026,40046,500427,900
Number of YPs in training38,00019,30028,70048,70042,60038,90056,40027,30021,70038,800360,400

31 March 1987

Contracted places52,40034,10034,70061,00052,30046,40067,40033,40028,40047,600457,700
Number of YPs in training33,30017,30024,50041.40036,30034,10049,10028,30020,50037,700318,200

30 September 1987

Contracted places66,00037,40046,60077,10068,20059,80090,40043,70032,20059,300580,700
Number of YPs in training46,00020,30035,40055,10051,70049,90067,10031,40025,40045,700428,000

31 March 1988

Contracted places63,60032,50044,30069,90065,80054,90082,30038,20028,50058,800538,800
Number of YPs in training42,20020,70031,30046,50046,70043,80060,20028,50023,10046,100389,100

30 September 1988

Contracted places62,50033,40045,30071,60065,90060,20081,80039,80029,40062,400552,300
Number of YPs in training45,80022,20034,50051,70052,20052,00067,90033,20025,90050,300435,500

31 March 1989

Contracted places58,90030,30043,40069,10063,50061,40080,50039,60029,00062,000537,700
Number of YPs in training40,00021,20030,50043,60046,60045,20060,70030,50023,80049,800391,900

30 September 1989

Contracted places60,50032,00040,50064,10060,70059,60078,00038,60028,50060,900523,500
Number of YPs in training41,30021,50032,20046,50049,40049,20063,70032,00025,20050,700411,600

Note: Due to independent rounding, regional totals may not correspond to Great Britain total.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what are his best estimates of the numbers of (a) YTS employed trainees and (b) YTS non-employed trainees who will be liable to pay the poll tax in 1990–91.

[holding answer 16 January 1990]: Young people become liable to pay the community charge at age 18. The following shows the number of young people aged 18 and above by status at the end of November 1989:

18 and over
Non-employed trainees48,470
Employed trainees24,782