§ 32. Mr. Nellist
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many young people in Northern Ireland have(a) refused a YTP place and (b) left prematurely from a YTP scheme, in each year since 1983.
§ Mr. Viggers
The numbers of minimum age school leavers who refused the guaranteed offer of a training place in each year since 1983 are:
Number 1983–84 2,348 1984–85 1,974 1985–86 1,080 1986–87 1,257
Records of premature leavers were not recorded for each of the years in question.