§ 11. Mr. Grylls
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what advice he has received from the National Youth Employment Council on the reorganisation of the Careers Advisory Service; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Bryan
The majority of the council has advised that the running of the Youth Employment Service should be mandatory for local education authorities and that the service should be made available to all those under 18 and all those in full-time education up to first degree level. I said in answer to an earlier Question that my right hon. 1487 Friend expects to announce his plans for the future of the employment service on 14th December. This will include a statement on the Youth Employment Service.
§ Mr. Grylls
Does my hon. Friend recognise the important rôle of the careers officer in advising young people at school and college? Is he aware that many will welcome his promise of a statement to remove the uncertainty over the future structure of this important service?