HC Deb 15 November 1983 vol 48 cc398-9W
Ms. Harman

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list all the advisory committees whose members are appointed by him; and, in respect of each such committee, how many of the members are women and how many are men.

Mr. Tom King

The advisory non-departmental public bodies to which I or my Ministers make appointments are as follows. Appointments are shown as at 1 July 1983, and the sex of appointees is indicated by the letters M (Male) and F (female). Where no chairman is shown, the body is chaired by a Minister or an official. Information concerning non-ministerial appointments to these bodies is shown in square brackets.

Full details of all non-departmental public bodies, including those to which I and my Ministers do not make appointments, will appear in "Public Bodies 1983', to be published in December or January.

are now (a) in full-time permanent employment, (b) in full-time education, (c) on various youth training or temporary employment schemes and (d) unemployed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Morrison

[pursuant to his reply, 9 November 1983, c. 162]: Of those 1983 summer school leavers whose whereabouts were known to the Coventry careers service in mid-October, 720 have entered employment, 1,328 were in full-time education, 610 were unemployed and 1,870 were on the youth training scheme. In the wider area covered by the Coventry area office of the MSC's training division 2,278 school leavers, including Easter leavers, had entered the youth training scheme by 30 September. The remaining information requested is not readily available.

The Government remain concerned about the level of youth unemployment; but it is encouraging that at 7 October there were more unfilled vacancies at careers offices than at the corresponding date in 1982; and that between May and September 1983 the careers service placed more school leavers into employment than in the same period in 1982.

Country Number Manufacturer Span f o b cost By tender
Bolivia 1 Thos Storey (Engineers) Ltd. 300 ft (DSR) £99,651 2 quotations obtained
Peru 2 Mabey & Johnson Ltd. 200 ft, 130 ft (DDR) £118,880 No

DSR=double,single reinforced.

DDR=double,double reinforced.

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