§ 27. Mr. Flannery
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is (a) the latest figure of unemployed, (b) the number of those unemployed for over one year and (c) the number of people on Government training schemes.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
At 10 January 1985 there were 3,341,000 unemployed claimants in the United Kingdom of whom, 1,316,000 people had been unemployed for over one year.
At 31 December the provisional figure for people in training on the youth training scheme was 301,896. At 30 November, the latest date for which figures are available 33,335 people were in training on the training opportunities scheme.
It is estimated that for 1984–85 as a whole, around 132,000 people will be helped through the Government's adult training schemes (including the training opportunities scheme).