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Youth Unemployment

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many 16 and 17-year-olds in (a) the Greenock travel-to-work area, (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland as a whole are currently without a job, a place in higher education or a place on a training scheme.

[holding answer 26 July 1993] This information is not available in the form requested. The table shows the numbers of young people aged 17 and under who are unemployed and claiming benefit at employment service offices as at April 1993 in the Greenock travel-to-work area, Strathclyde and Scotland:

Unemployed and claiming benefit as at April 1993
Aged under 17Aged 17
Greenock travel-to-work area1138
Strathclyde Region5181,204
Scotland9372,202