§ Mr. Paddy Ashdown
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how the Manpower Services Commission defines special training needs in the context of the youth training scheme.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Youngsters with special training needs are not separately categorised. An offer of a suitable place on the youth training scheme is guaranteed to all eligible minimum age school leavers regardless of their individual ability. Where necessary, special provision is made for disabled youngsters, many of whom will have special training needs.