HC Deb 09 July 1975 vol 895 cc177-8W
33. Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has to discuss with Scottish industrial interests the problem of school leavers seeking work in the present depressed labour market.

Mr. John Fraser

It is the standard procedure for officers of the careers service provided by education authorities to canvass employers at this time of the year to identify jobs for school leavers and to give these young people all possible help in finding employment. The Manpower Services Commission is also giving urgent consideration to possible ways of improving employment and training opportunities for young people, and on 2nd July announced a scheme to assist

civil servants" is interpreted as referring to United Kingdom civil servants serving in the Northern Ireland Office in Belfast; there were 33 at 1st July 1974 and 64 at 1st July 1975.