HC Deb 17 November 1981 vol 13 cc69-70W
51. Mr. Kilroy-Sillk

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people are currently unemployed in (a) the North-West, (b) Merseyside, (c) Kirkby and (d) Ormskirk travel-to-work areas.

Mr. Alison

The following table gives the numbers of young people under 20 years of age registered as unemployed at 8 October in the areas specified.

North West Region 86,740
Merseyside Special Development Area 28,587
Kirkby employment office area 1,528
Ormskirk travel-to-work area 1,174

The youth opportunities programme for the young unemployed has been expanded this year to provide 550,000 work experience and training places.