To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the number of (a) 18-year-olds, (b) 17-year-olds and (c) 16-year-olds in January (i) 1991, (ii) 1992 and (iii) 1993 who were on youth training schemes.
Information is collected when a trainee leaves youth training. As some trainees who were on schemes in January 1992 and January 1993 will not yet have left, reliable figures are not available. In January 1991, of those on youth training schemes in Great Britain 27 per cent. were aged 16, 46 per cent. were 17 and 27 per cent. were 18 or over.