HC Deb 08 November 1976 vol 919 cc85-6W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people underwent TOP's training courses on private employers' premises in 1975 and the first six months of 1976.

Mr. Golding

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the

among school leavers. On Merseyside the numbers have fallen by 5,582–42 per cent.; in Kirkby by 329–36 per cent.; and in Ormskirk by 60–63 per cent. Although the current situation still gives cause for concern, with the assistance of the measures introduced by the Government the numbers entering employment or training should continue to increase.

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