§ 36. Mr. Stan Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what improved educational provision he is making for the unemployed 16 to 19year-olds in the immediate future.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The provision of education is the responsibility of the local education authorities and of the institutions which they maintain. Colleges of further education are already making available a variety of courses for unemployed young people, including the further education component in many schemes initiated by the Manpower Services Commission as part of the youth opportunities programme. I am confident that the education service will continue to offer unemployed young people who want to continue their education the facilities to do so.