HC Deb 03 April 1973 vol 854 c59W
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.