HC Deb 01 July 1959 vol 608 cc436-7
3. Mr. Moyle

asked the Minister of Labour, having regard to the increasing number of teen-agers leaving school in the period 1960–62, his plans for providing them with suitable employment on leaving school.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour and National Service (Mr. Richard Wood)

I am confident that an expanding economy will absorb these school leavers into employment, but training opportunities will need to be considerably expanded. This is engaging the attention of the Industrial Training Council.

Mr. Moyle

May I ask the hon. Gentleman whether the plans of the Minister for the future include consideration of the continuation of part-time education for these teen-agers so as to strengthen their prospects of finding suitable and profitable employment?

Mr. Wood

I think that the hon. Gentleman's supplementary question is wide of the Question. Perhaps he will put down another Question.

Mr. Robens

On the question of youngsters leaving school and the problem of finding work for them, will the Parliamentary Secretary consider issuing from time to time a report about the progress of the Industrial Training Council in order that we may be kept abreast of what is happening?

Mr. Wood

Yes, I will certainly do that.