§ Mr. Leighton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people in the London borough of Newham left a place on the youth training scheme; and, of these, how many left to take up employment, entered another place on the scheme, returned to full-time education, left for any other reason or were unemployed, respectively.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Information is available only on the basis of the Manpower Services Commission's London North East area, which includes the London borough of Newham. In the area as a whole 1,960 youngsters are recorded as having left youth training scheme programmes between the inception of the scheme in April 1983 and the end of May this year. Of the 313 who left in April and May this year, 59 per cent. were reported by managing agents and sponsors, to the best of their knowledge, to have entered employment, 5 per cent. to have entered another youth training scheme programme, 1 per cent. returned to full-time education and 27 per cent. left for other destinations, including those remaining unemployed. No information was available for 8 per cent.