HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 c439W
27. Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is his estimate of the total number of people currently undertaking recognised apprenticeships; and how this compares with corresponding figures for each of the past three years.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The number of people undertaking apprenticeships in manufacturing industry (excluding shipbuilding) in each of the years 1979–1982 is estimated as follows:

1979 153,100
1980 149,500
1981 147,600
1982 114,100

Figures for the non-manufacturing sector are not available.