HC Deb 11 February 1982 vol 17 cc436-7W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many apprentices have been made redundant in the last year for which figures are available in (a) the Wolverhampton area and (b) the West Midlands.

Mr. Waddington

Precise figures are not available, but the Manpower Services Commission estimates that in 1981 about 200 apprentices were made redundant in the Wolverhampton travel-to-work area and about 1,900 in the West Midlands region.