HC Deb 10 May 1983 vol 42 c255W
27. Mr. Frank Allaun

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will estimate the number of Whitsun school leavers who will not be able to find a job.

Mr. Peter Morrison

Neither this nor previous Administrations have made forecasts of school leaver unemployment. In calculating that 460,000 places should be provided under the youth training scheme in 1983–84, the Manpower Services Commission made estimates of school leaver unemployment in September 1983, and these were published in the youth task group report, but they do not distinguish between Whitsun leavers and others.