HC Deb 13 February 1967 vol 741 cc10-1W
80. Mr. Eadie

asked the Minister of Labour what factors account for fact that teenage girls are able to get apprenticeships in greater numbers in England and Wales than in Scotland; and what steps he will take to remedy the situation.

Mr. Fernyhough

The greater number of teenage girls who get apprenticeships in England and Wales is due to the number going into hairdressing; if these figures are excluded, the proportion of girls who took apprenticeships in 1965 was virtually the same for Scotland as for England and Wales, i.e. 1.6 per cent. compared with 1.7 per cent.