§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he has taken to reduce youth unemployment in Dundee since May 1979.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
Since May 1979 a total of 1,390 young people have taken part in the youth opportunities programme in the Grampian and Tayside 141W regions. Information about the number participating in the programme in Dundee is not readily available.
These measures supplement the steps being taken by the Government to encourage industrial expansion in Dundee and to create more permanent jobs for young people and adults, which were outlined in my answer to the hon. Member on 5 November 1979.—[Vol. 973, c. 66.]