HC Deb 26 June 1979 vol 969 c128W
Mr. Park

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many school leavers, under 18 years of age, are not yet employed nationally and regionally.

Mr. Jim Lester

At 10 May, the numbers of registered unemployed school leavers under 18 years of age who had not entered employment since terminating full-time education, were as follows:

South-East 4,708
East Anglia 729
South-West 2,003
West Midlands 3,577
East Midlands 1,500
Yorkshire and Humberside 3,860
North-West 7,034
North 3,875
Wales 3,938
Scotland 4,935
Great Britain 36,189