HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 cc462-3W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish for each of the district general hospital areas of Wales the current waiting time for treatment in ophthalmic departments.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

The information is not collected in precisely the form requested. The latest figures on waiting times available centrally are as follows:

Wales West Glamorgan
Estimated number of entrants during 1982–83 44,070 5,550
Percentage increase 103 126

Mr. Wardell

asked the Secretary of State for Wales, during 1981, how many young people on completing youth opportunities programmes in (a) Wales and (b) West Glamorgan (i) found employment, (ii) went into further education, (iii) joined another scheme, and (iv) became unemployed.

Mr. Michael Roberts

I am advised by the Manpower Service Commission that information is not available in the detailed form requested. However, information available for Wales from the commission's latest survey of entrants to the youth opportunities programme 12 months after the start of their scheme, indicates that 33 per cent. found employment, 3 per cent. went into further education, 12 per cent. joined another scheme and 49 per cent. became unemployed on completing their scheme.

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