§ Mr. Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many school-leavers in (a) Wales and (b) West Glamorgan have failed to find employment since May 1979.
§ Mr. Michael Roberts
The information is not available in the precise form requested, as the age and duration analysis of the unemployed does not differentiate between unemployed school leavers and other young people in the same age groups. On 11 November 1982 unemployed school leavers—that is, people under 18 years of age who have not yet entered employment—totalled 8,768 in Wales and 1,343 in West Glamorgan.