§ Mr. Sheerman
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish for each Manpower Services Commission area office in the Scottish region and for (a) 16-year-olds, (b) 17-year-olds and (c) 18-year-olds, the latest careers service estimates of the number and proportion expected to leave school and further education college, and the number and proportion expected to find work outside the youth training scheme by 31 December.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The information requested on school leavers is as follows. It is derived from provisional forecasts of the position in December 1985 made by principal careers officers in the autumn of 1984 and must therefore be regarded as tentative. Principal careers officers have been asked to provide revised forecasts later this month in the light of the better information which is now available to them. There is insufficient information on which to base estimates of leavers from colleges of further education in each area.