§ Mr. McLeish
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will provide a breakdown on summer school leavers by the following categories(a) the number in higher or further education, (b) the number in employment, (c) the number in YTS and (d) the number on extended child benefit.
§ Mr. Cope
The estimated number of this summer's school leavers in higher or further education will not be available, for England and Wales, until spring 1989 and, for Scotland, until late 1990. Information on the number of school leavers in employment is not available.
At 31 October, the latest available date, there were 435,200 young people in YTS, but it is not possible to say how many of those left school this summer.
Child benefit is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Security.