§ 21. Mr. Corbett
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of 1982 school leavers in Birmingham found work in the course of that year; and what percentage of 1983 school leavers in Birmingham is expected to find work by the end of the current year.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
By the end of November 1982, 17 per cent. of those known to the Birmingham careers service who left school in 1982 had found work, 21 per cent. had entered further or higher education, 38 per cent. were participating in special measures schemes, and 24 per cent. were registered as unemployed. I am not in a position to make a forecast for 1983.
§ 45. Mr. Madden
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the latest figures for unemployed school leavers.
§ Mr. Gummer
In June there were 118,923 school leavers under 18 years of age claiming unemployment benefit in the United Kingdom and 128,433 registered at careers offices who are not yet entitled to benefit.