HC Deb 19 February 1958 vol 582 cc139-40W
Mr. Moss

asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether his attention has been called to the report of the Cardiff youth employment officer in which it is suggested that the school-leaving age should be raised to 16 years and apprenticeship schemes modified, in view of anticipated difficulties of young people finding suitable employment; and what are the proposals of Her Majesty's Government to deal with this problem;

Aspatria, Silloth, Maryport, Wigton, Cockermouth and Keswick exchanges, at the latest available date in January, 1958, and for the corresponding dates in 1957 and 1956, respectively.

Mr. Iain Macleod

Following is the Answer:

(2) whether he has considered the report of the youth employment officer in Cardiff on the problems created by increasing numbers of school-leavers; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Carr

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Morpeth (Mr. Owen) in the House this afternoon. I cannot find that the Annual Report of the Cardiff Youth Employment Committee contains any suggestion that the school-leaving age should be raised to 16.

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