§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the action by the Civil and 149W Public Services Association that has prevented the Manpower Services Commission in Scotland accepting any entrants under the youth opportunities programme.
§ Mr. Younger
I deplore the resolution passed at this year's conference of the Civil and Public Services Association which re-affirmed its existing policy of non-co-operation with the youth opportunities programme and instructed its union executive to withdraw from all negotiations with the Manpower Services Commission concerning the setting up of schemes in the Civil Service.
§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many young people entered the youth opportunities programme in the Edinburgh travel-to-work area in June 1981, January 1981 and June 1980, respectively; and what proportion of these worked in the work experience on employers' premises scheme
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
Information on the number of entrants to the youth opportunities programme in travel-to-work areas, is not available. The following table gives the number of entrants in Lothian region in the specified months and the proportion of these entering the work experience on employers premises element of the programme.
Total Entrants in Lothian Region Proportion of these entering Work Experience on Employers Premises per cent June 1981 575 64 January 1981 280 66 June 1980 175 57