§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the job prospects of school leavers in Dundee.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
I recognise the difficulties facing school leavers in Dundee as elsewhere, many school leavers however who do not go on to full-time further education can still expect to find a job within a few months of leaving school. For those unable to find a job, the Manpower Services Commission has renewed its undertaking to find a suitable place by Christmas on the youth opportunities programme, which is being developed towards a new scheme providing a full year's integrated training and work experience.