§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many jobs for persons between the ages of 19 and 24 years have been approved during the first two months of the special temporary employment programme in Wales.
§ Mr. Alec Jones
The Manpower Services Commission tells me that in Wales 27 applications, offering 219 places have been received. So far four of these, offering a total of 48 places, have been approved. It is not possible to say how many places will be filled by people between 19 and 24 although priority will be given to those in this age group who have been unemployed for six months or more.354W
percentages these represent of the total numbers at those ages.
§ Mr. Barry Jones
Information is not available in the form requested. The tables below, which are derived from a 10 per cent. sample, show the numbers leaving maintained schools in each county in Wales in 1975–76 and 1976–77 together with the number who attempted neither GCE nor CSE examinations. Comparable data for earlier years are not available.