§ Mr. Nellist
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many young people in (a) Coventry, (b) the west midlands and (c) nationally, have had their benefit cut as a result of coming off the YTS prematurely or because they refused a place when offered one.
§ Mr. Major
Department of Employment statistics show that for the year ending April 1986, altogether 17,804 young people were disqualified from benefit for premature termination of a youth training scheme. I regret that reliable information is not available for Coventry and the west midlands.