HC Deb 02 August 1965 vol 717 c231W
Mr. Molloy

asked the Minister of Labour what proportion of boys and girls, respectively, entered apprenticeships during the first six months of 1965; and what were the corresponding figures for 1964.

Mr. Gunter

The figures for 1965 show a very encouraging increase in the proportion of boys gaining apprenticeships on first entering employment.

The figures are:

Boys Girls
per cent. per cent.
January-June, 1965 35,434 37.2 5,717 6.5
January-June, 1964 34,221 32.6 6,030 6.1