HC Deb 01 November 1983 vol 47 cc313-4W
Mr. Patrick Thompson

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has yet considered the report on the review of the national youth bureau; and whether he will now make a further statement on the outstanding recommendations from the report of the review group on the youth service.

Sir Keith Joseph

I received Mr. Cockerill's report on 14 September and immediately arranged for its publication which took place on 19 October. I shall now be considering the proposals in Mr. Cockerill's report taking account of comments from interested bodies and others requested by the end of November. I shall, in particular, be considering further the review group's recommendation that a national youth advisory council be established upon which Mr. Cockerill commented in his report. The Government's considered view of this and other outstanding recommendations for Government from the review group's report will be announced as soon as possible thereafter.