§ Mr. Lawrence
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what effect the youth training scheme is likely to have on youth unemployment in (a) Burton-upon-Trent and (b) Uttoxeter.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The youth training scheme, which will come into operation from September 1983, is not primarily about youth unemployment and it will cover employed as well as unemployed young people. But the Government have made sufficient resources available to guarantee a place on the scheme for all unemployed 16-year-olds and there should also be sufficient resources to provide for 17-year-old school leavers who become unemployed within the year after they leave school, although this latter group will not be guaranteed a place.