§ Mr. Alton
asked the Prime Minister if, pursuant to her answer of 16 April, Official Report, column 136, she has any information as to further plans for young people in Liverpool to come out on strike and leave their schools; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
I totally deplore and condemn this thoroughly mischievous attempt by Left-wing groups in Liverpool to hide behind children in expressing any 453W concerns they may feel about the youth training scheme. This is the worst possible example they could give youngsters on Merseyside. The call to strike will be seen by all reasonably minded people as a clear political act of a totally negative nature. Is this really the image of Merseyside that should be projected to the industrialists of the world?