§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many trade unions have refused to co-operate with the Manpower Services Commission in Scotland on the youth training scheme; and what is the estimated loss of jobs for young persons due to this action since the inception of the scheme.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
[pursuant to his reply, 25 November 1983, c. 343]: I regret that the information requested cannot be provided except at disproportionate cost. Although the position is by no means uniform, I have been very encouraged by the widespread support for the youth training scheme from the trade union movement in Scotland. In a small number of cases trade unions have felt unable to support particular schemes. As a result of negotiations locally, union opposition to some schemes has ended or moderated; in other cases local negotiations are continuing.