HC Deb 21 February 1972 vol 831 c880
12. Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what correspondence he has received from the Institute of Careers Officers in Wales about employment prospects for young workers.

Mr. Peter Thomas

None since last September, when I had the pleasure of opening their annual conference at Swansea.

Mr. Kinnock

Would the right hon. and learned Gentleman, like a lot of other people in Wales concerned about the employment prospects for young people, give attention to the comments made by the Institute of Careers Officers in the Document "People in Jobs" and take note of the great alarm and concern expressed in it that authority for the direction of new job places for youngsters should be wrested from the counties and put in the hands of the Secretary of State for Employment?

Mr. Thomas

Yes. These are very important questions, and, as the hon. Gentleman knows, discussions are at the moment going on with the local authorities and those interested in youth employment on this very matter.