§ Mr. Leadbitter
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many full-time qualified workers were employed in youth and community work in the United Kingdom in the years 1970, 1971 and 1972; what are the comparative figures for training youth workers for each of those years; and how many posts were not fully manned by qualified personnel.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
My right hon. Friend has responsibility for the Youth Service only in England and Wales for which the figures are as follows:
1970 1971 1972 Workers in post on 31st December: Qualified 2,264* 2,100 2,261 Unqualified 421 470 Students completing training 199 43† 147 Vacant posts on 31st December 244 287 376 * Includes all workers: unqualified not separately recorded. † Two year courses were introduced instead of one year courses in 1970; students qualifying in 1971 were those from a two-year course started earlier.