§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people left school on Merseyside in the summer of 1983; and, of these, how many (a) entered employment, (b) joined the youth training scheme and (c) are currently unemployed.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Some 22,178 16-year-olds left school in Merseyside in the summer of 1983. Those whose whereabouts were known to the careers service on 30 November included 2,705 who had found employment, 8,596 who had joined the youth training scheme and 2,199 who were currently unemployed.