§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish the number of school leavers in the Bishop Auckland constituency obtaining apprenticeships and Government training awards year by year since 1974.
§ Mr. Jim Lester
I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that information is not available about all apprentice recruitment in the Bishop Auckland area. However, the following information can be given for the construction, engineeering and road transport industries of the numbers of apprentices and award scheme trainees in those industries commencing approved courses in the Bishop Auckland area:
Wear Valley. In the period 1 April 1978 to 31 March 1979 a total of 480 young people entered the programme in these two districts.