§ Mr. Simon Hughes
asked the Paymaster General what percentage of people trained under YTS in 1986 completed their course with a nationally recognised qualification.
§ Mr. Trippier
The information is not available in the form requested. Of those respondents to the Manpower Services Commission's regular follow-up survey of leavers who completed a one-year YTS training programme in the period April to August 1986, 32 per cent. reported that they had gained a nationally recognised qualification whilst on YTS. Under two-year YTS, which began in April 1986, it is intended that all trainees should be given the chance to gain such a qualification.