HC Deb 16 November 1982 vol 32 cc115-6W
Mr. Trotter

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many schools and further education colleges offer courses of up to 21 hours a week for unemployed young people; and how many students are attending such courses.

Mr. William Shelton

This information is not identifiable from the annual enrolment returns made by local education authorities to the Department but, in a research project commissioned by DES, Youthaid has so far identified about 150 FE colleges and schools in England which, in 1981–82, made 21 hours provision for about 6,500 students. These are early and possibly incomplete figures which may need to be revised in the light of Youthaid's continuing work.