§ Mr. David Young
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if, in view of the level of unemployment, he will estimate the percentage of those over 50 years of age but below the statutory retirement age, who are not reemployed after retraining.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
For those trainees who completed courses under the training opportunities scheme in the financial year 1979–80—the latest for which figures are readily available—44 per cent. of those over 50 years of age, but below the statutory retirement age, had not had a job by three months after the completion of their course.