§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people in total, male and female, as an absolute number and a percentage of the eligible age group have entered apprenticeships in the Hull travel-to-work area each year since July 1979 to the nearest convenient date.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
This information is not available.218W
about 40 per cent. of young people who started youth opportunities programme courses in the first half of 1981 subsequently found jobs.
§ Mr. McNamara
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) what has been the increase in the number and percentage of long-term unemployed in the Hull travel-to-work area for each year since May 1979 to the nearest convenient date;
(2) what has been the rate of increase in those unemployed for (a) up to three months, (b) three to six months, (c) six to nine months, (d) nine to 12 months and (e) over 12 months in the Hull travel-to-work area for each year from May 1979 to the nearest convenient date.
§ Mr. Alison
The following table gives, for the Hull travel-to-work area, the changes in unemployment between the dates specified, analysed by duration of unemployment. Duration of unemployment analyses are carried out quarterly in January, April, July and October. The duration figures for October 1982 on the new—claimant—basis were affected by industrial action in 1981. This caused an increase in the numbers in the 39 to 52 weeks category, with a corresponding reduction in the over 52 weeks group in the figures for October 1982.