HC Deb 15 November 1985 vol 86 cc313-4W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of youth training scheme leavers in Scotland who left the scheme in each of the months from June 1984 to June 1985 were in (a) full-time employment and (b) part-time employment three months later.

Mr. Younger

[pursuant to his reply, 11 November 1985, c. 67]: The information is not available in the form requested. The table below shows, however, the results from the Manpower Services Commission's surveys of young people who left the scheme between June 1984 and May 1985. Results of the survey of young people who left the scheme in June 1985 are expected in December and will be placed in the Library.

Surveys of YTS leavers in Scotland *
Destination 15 per cent. sample survey of June 1984 to March 1985 leavers Per cent. 100 per cent survey of April 1985 to May 1985 leavers. Per cent.
In employment—full time 50 49
—part time -† 3
Entered full-time education or training 2 1
Joined a different Youth Training Scheme 5 4
Doing 'something else' 3 3
Unemployed 39 38

Note: *Figures relate to destinations of young people some three months after leaving the Scheme and are subject to rounding differences. †Figures for part-time employment are not available for the period concerned. A special manual count of questionnairs from respondents in Scotland who left the Scheme between July and September 1984 suggested that 1 per cent. of leavers entered part-time employment but in the light of the 100 per cent. survey results this figure is liable to have been understated.

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