§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many places it is planned to have available for training school leavers in Wales for the construction industry for 1984–85; and how this compares with the anticipated demand for such places.
§ Mr. John Stradling Thomas
Comprehensive statistics about school leaver trainees in the construction industry are not available. I am, however, informed by the Manpower Services Commission that it plans to have 2,862 youth training scheme places within the construction industry in 1984–85, a figure which reflects its assessments of the level of demand and the prospects for trainees of employment at the end of the programme.