§ Mr. Lawler
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many young people have been taken on under the youth training scheme by his Department and bodies for which his Department is responsible.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I shall write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible and shall place a copy of my letter in the Library.
§ Mr. Ron Davies
asked the Paymaster General what percentage of young people on youth training scheme programmes go on to full-time employment nationally and by region in England.
§ Mr. Trippier
The Manpower Services Commission conducts a regular postal survey of young people who have left the youth training scheme. Questionnaires are sent to young people some three months after they leave the scheme.
The following results relate to those leaving the youth training scheme between June 1984 and March 1985 based on a 15 per cent. sample of leavers in each month:
Per cent, going into full-time employment (June 1984—March 1985) Per cent. Northern Region 43 North West Region 54 Yorkshire and Humberside Region 52 Midlands Region 56 South West Region 62 South East Region 68 London Region 64 Wales 45 Scotland 50 Total Great Britain 55
From April 1985 the follow-up survey questionnaire has been sent to all those leaving the scheme. The results for April and May 1985 are: 596W
Per cent, going into full-time employment April and May 1985 Per cent. Northern Region 44 North West Region 53 Yorkshire and Humberside Region 52 Midlands Region 58 South West Region 65 South East Region 71 London Region 64 Wales 43 Scotland 49 Total Great Britain 60