§ Mr. Colvin
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate how many YTS places will be taken up by his Department during the current year.
§ Mr. Lee
In 1985–86 the Ministry of Defence offered 1,126 places on the civilian YTS and, by the end of February, 672 places had been allocated. The armed services YTS, which runs parallel to but separate from the civilian scheme, offered some 2,200 places in 1985–86 of which 1,006 had been allocated by the end of February 1986.