HC Deb 27 October 1980 vol 991 cc18-9W
Mr. Ernie Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he is taking to reduce unemployment amongst school leavers in Dundee.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher:

The steps which the Government are taking to control inflation, restore competitiveness and stimulate initiative in the economy are aimed at creating a climate in which industry will be encouraged to expand and to create secure and lasting jobs in Dundee as elsewhere.

In the meantime we have substantially expanded provision for young people under the youth opportunities programme this year and we are considering urgently with the Manpower Services Commission what more can be done to help the young unemployed, particularly school leavers.