§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he intends that young people should have to be unemployed for a period after leaving school before being eligible for a place under the youth training scheme.
§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Employment why young people refusing a place on a youth training scheme will have their supplementary benefit cut by 40 per cent. for six weeks.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
The youth training scheme will offer young people a full year of foundation training. It is our belief that anyone unreasonably refusing a suitable training place should be treated in the same way as people who refuse a suitable job or offer of training under the training opportunities programme.
§ Mr. Alison
[pursuant to his reply, 15 November 1982, c. 26]: There are no separate travel-to-work areas within Greater London and the following table gives the information for the Bermondsey employment office area at May 1982, the last date for which an industrial analysis was made. The figures relate to the numbers of people registered as unemployed in the Bermondsey employment office area who last worked in the industries specified.
Standard Industrial Classification, 1968 Number Agriculture, forestry, fishing 2 Mining and quarrying 1 Food, drink and tobacco 127
Standard Industrial Classification, 1968 Number Coal and petroleum products 2 Chemicals and allied industries 15 Metal manufacture 2 Mechanical engineering 28 Instrument engineering 5 Electrical engineering 7 Shipbuilding and marine engineering 4 Vehicles 6 Metal goods not elsewhere specified 30 Textiles 5 Leather, leather goods and fur 8 Clothing and footwear 28 Bricks, pottery, glass, cement, etc. 5 Timber, furniture, etc. 36 Paper, printing and publishing 75 Other manufacturing industries 9 Construction 191 Gas, electricity and water 6 Transport and communication 180 Distributive trades 316 Insurance, banking, finance and business services 77 Professional and scientific services 59 Miscellaneous services 261 Public administration and defence 93 Not classified by industry (including school leavers) 646 Total 2,224