§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many trade unions have refused to co-operate with the Manpower Services Commission in Northern Ireland on the youth training scheme; and what is the estimated loss of jobs for young persons due to this action since the inception of the scheme.
§ Mr. Adam Butler
[pursuant to his reply, 25 November 1983, c. 332.] In Northern Ireland, the Manpower Services Commission does not operate and the youth training scheme is not available. The Department of Economic Development and the Department of Education operate jointly a distinct and separate youth training programme.