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Volume 264: debated on Monday 23 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what targets are set for training and employment for young unemployed. [38497]

The Government do not set numerical targets for the unemployed but offer a wide range of assistance to those in this position. The youth training guarantee exists to ensure that all 16 to 17-year-olds who are not in full-time education or a job and who are seeking training are offered a suitable YT place. Help is also available through the careers service and jobcentres. In addition, the Government have endorsed the national education and training targets, whose aim is to raise skill and education levels across all age groups in the United Kingdom.