§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the operation of the youth training scheme in Dundee with particular reference to take-up and drop-out rates.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The table shows for the Dundee travel-to-work area the numbers of entrants to the youth training scheme during 1983–84, youngsters in training at 31 March 1984 and planned places for 1984–85. A local ad hoc survey in February 1984 showed that between 60 and 65 per cent. of youngsters leaving mode A schemes early had found jobs. The planned places for 1984–85 reflect the Government's policy of giving as many youngsters as possible direct experience of the working environment provided by mode A schemes.
Youth training scheme in Dundee travel-to-work area 1983–84 Entrants In training at 31 March 84* 1984–85 Planned places Mode A 934 671 1,679 Mode B1 559 428 380 ModeB2 98 67 131 Totals 1,591 1,166 2,190 * This is the latest date for which figures are available for both entrants and youngsters in training.