HC Deb 30 June 1978 vol 952 cc721-2W
Mr. Newton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps are being taken by his Department to advise school leavers of the availability of, and conditions pertaining to, employment in the other member States of the EEC.

Mr. Golding

, pursuant to his reply, [Official Report, 29th June 1978; Vol. 952, c. 642], gave the following information:

Responsibility for the exchange of vacancies between member States of the EEC rests with the Manpower Services Commission, which informs me that member States have agreed between themselves to adopt 18 as the minimum age for accepting applications for employment. Vacancies which are notified by other member States to the MSC are not circulated to local education authority careers officers since the majority of their clients are school leavers below the age of 18. The MSC does, however, supply careers officers with explanatory leaflets to give to any eligible young person who seeks its advice, and the MSC is available for consultation should further assistance be required.

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