HC Deb 21 December 1982 vol 34 c438W
23. Mr. Madel

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what progress has been made towards the provision of higher quality training places on the youth opportunities programme.

Mr. Peter Morrison

At the end of October about 69,000 New Training Places were approved and available for occupation within the Youth Opportunities Programme. We expect to meet the target of 100,000 places by the end of December.

Mr. Ron Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people were trained under the youth opportunities programme in 1981 and to the latest available date in 1982; and what percentage subsequently secured permanent employment as a result of this training.

Mr. Peter Morrison

About 553,000 young people entered the youth opportunities programme in 1981–82, and it is estimated that about 369,700 young people entered the programme between April and October this year. The most recent survey undertaken by the Manpower Services Commission indicates that about 41 per cent. of entrants in the second quarter of 1981 were in employment at the time of the survey.

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