To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland where were the number of apprentices in Northern Ireland in (a) engineering, (b) plumbing, (c) joinery and (d)bricklaying, in the years 1987–88, 1988–89 and 1989–90.
[holding answer 21 May 1990]: The number of apprentices registered for training in the specified occupational trades were as follows:
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many young people attended each Government training centre in Northern Ireland in 1987–88, and in 1988–89; and what percentage of those from each centre, on completion of their training, went to (a) jobs and (b) self-employment.
[holding answer 21 May 1990]: The table below shows the number of young people trained at the various training centre in Northern Ireland in 1987–88 and 1988–89 and the percentages of such young people who entered employment. There are no figures available for the percentages entering self-employment; as the young people trained at the centres would have completed initial training only in the skills required for apprenticeships etc., it is unlikely that many would have entered self-employment.
Number of young people trained
Percentage entering employment