§ 48. Mr. I. Davies
asked the Minister of Labour how many boys and girls entering employment obtained apprenticeship in Wales in 1961; what were the corresponding figures for the previous five years; and how they compare with the rest of the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Green
4,230 boys and 647 girls entering employment in Wales in 1961 obtained apprenticeships, compared with 3,421 boys and 486 girls in 1960, an increase of 248 per cent. Even so, the proportion of boys and girls obtaining apprenticeships in Wales remains substantially less than the average for the rest of the United Kingdom.
Following are the remaining figures requested: