§ 1. Miss Quennell
asked the Minister of Labour how often his Department requires a youth employment officer to interview individually prospective school leavers per term; what is the required duration of the interview; and how often a youth employment officer is expected to give a school talk.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
The guidance given by the Central Youth Employment Executive to Youth Employment Officers recommends at least one individual interview for each school leaver. Interviews should normally last 15–20 minutes, but where necessary they may be longer and more than one interview may be given. The frequency of school talks depends to some extent on the wishes of schools in the area, but Youth Employment Officers aim to give at least one talk to all pupils some months before they leave.