§ Mr. Cowans
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many young people have had their benefit reduced because they have refused youth training service places in the following travel-to-work areas (a) Gateshead, (b) Newcastle and (c) the Northern region.
§ Dr. Boyson
[pursuant to his reply, 15 June 1984, c. 593]: The numbers of young people in Gateshead, Newcastle and the former Northern region who have had their supplementary benefit reduced because they have refused a place on the youth training scheme or left prematurely are as follows:
Numbers Gateshead nil Newcastle 1 Northern region 93