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.70W
Number 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.