§ Mr. David Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many(a) young males and (b) young females are unemployed in (i) Scotland, (ii) Strathclyde region, (iii) Glasgow district and (iv) Shettleston constituency; and how many unfilled YTS places are available to (1) young males and (2) young females in each of these areas.
§ Mr. Lang
The number of male and female unemployed claimants under the age of 18 on 13 October 1988 (the latest date for which information is available) in each of the areas requested is shown in the table.
Unemployed claimants under 18 Area Males Females Total Scotland 617 444 1,061 Strathclyde region 325 227 552 Glasgow district 130 109 239 Shettleston parliamentary constituency 15 10 25
On 5 December 1988 (the latest date for which an overall Scottish total is available) there were 13,000 unfilled YTS places.
Separate details of unfilled YTS places for individual constituencies are not available and the latest date for which a detailed breakdown of the number of unfilled places is available is 4 November 1988. On that date, the numbers of unfilled YTS places were as follows:
Number Scotland 12,227 Strathclyde region 5,072 Glasgow (training agency area office) 2,000
Places on YTS are open to both male and female, as the training agency is fully committed to equal opportunities.
§ Mr. Leighton
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many trainees are on employment training in Scotland.
§ Mr. McLeish
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many approved YTS places are available in Scotland; and how many of those aged 16 and 17 years were on YTS on the latest date for which information is available.
§ Mr. Lang
At 31 October 1988, the latest date for which complete information is available, there were 63,463 YTS places in Scotland, of which 13,425 were unfilled. On the same date 50,038 young people were on YTS. A small number of 18-year-olds are included in this figure as it is not possible to exclude these without disproportionate cost to the Department.