§ 22. Mr. Goronwy Roberts
asked the Minister of Education the actual or estimated percentage of young people between the ages of 15 and 20 years who are attached to organisations recognised by the Youth Service in England and Wales, respectively; and if the figures represent an increase or decrease during the past few years.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
I regret that the figures for which my hon. Friend asks 546 are not available, nor could they be obtained with any accuracy without an undue expenditure of labour. According to the returns of the national voluntary youth organisations the numbers of young people belonging to these organisations have increased substantially since 1945.