HC Deb 16 June 1981 vol 6 cc311-2W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Bishop Auckland on 5 June, Official Report, column 431, if he will give information on youth opportunities programme graduates getting jobs in as much as possible of the detail sought in the hon. Member's question.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The most recent survey covered a small national sample of young people entering work

Mr. Peter Morrison

The travel-to-work area figures for the West Midlands are set out below, as well as the aggregated figures for employment office areas which also make up the region. Detailed information is not given for employment office areas, which are much smaller than travel-to-work areas to prevent individual companies being identified and to preserve the Department's rules on confidentiality.

experience schemes in March 1980 who were surveyed in March 1981. In this group 49 per cent. entered employment, education or training on leaving their scheme; six months later 50 per cent. were in a job, education or training.