§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the number of school leavers currently unemployed in (a) Northern region, (b) Durham county and (c) Bishop Auckland constituency.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
[pursuant to his reply, 6 May 1981, c. 65]: The following table gives the provisional numbers of school leavers under 18 years of age registered as unemployed at 9 April in the areas specified.
Northern Region 6,143 County of Durham 987 Bishop Auckland Parliamentary Constituency* 191 * The Bishop Auckland, Barnard Castle and Newton Aycliffe Employment Office Areas.
The youth opportunities programme, which is aimed particularly at helping unemployed school leavers, will provide 55,000 places in the Northern region for young unemployed people in 1981–82.