HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 cc34-5W
Mr. Sheerman

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many people are presently on young workers schemes; and what were the figures for three, six, nine and 12 months ago.

Mr. Alan Clark

It is estimated that there were 107,000 people being supported under the young workers scheme in October 1983, the latest date for which information is available. The Department's estimate of numbers supported in the preceding quarter are as follows, although changes in underlying assumptions mean that they are not strictly comparable.

July 1983 94,000
April 1983 108,000
January 1983 110,000