HC Deb 23 June 1976 vol 913 cc532-3W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will introduce a voluntary scheme whereby unemployed teenagers may work for periods of up to three months in manufacturing industry, without pay, but without losing their unemployment benefit, to help them formulate their career ambitions and more easily to appreciate the relevance of further training and apprenticeships to industrial careers.

Mr. Golding

The Government's special measures to assist unemployed young people already include a variety of courses, some including vocational assessment and orientation. The Manpower Services Commission encourages projects involving training or further education in its Job Creation Programme and is seeking more active assistance from industry in these projects.