HC Deb 31 October 1966 vol 735 cc28-9
46. Mr. Scott

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will now make a statement on the future development of the Youth Employment Service.

Mr. Gunter

No, Sir. I wish to consult the interested local authority associations and my National Youth Employment Council on the legislative recommendations of the Albemarle Working Party, before making any further statement.

Mr. Scott

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is the third stonewalling Answer which I have had from the Government Bench on this subject in the last six months? Is it not time that the Government's recommendations were put before the House? Is he aware that there is a widespread feeling that what is needed is a comprehensive careers advisory service not concentrating solely on school leavers but available to all who need help?

Mr. Gunter

If the hon. Member would be patient until Christmas time, I hope before then to issue a statement on the memorandum arising from the working party.