§ Mr. McLeish
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will supply monthly totals for those aged 16 and 17 years not eligible for income support540W indicating (a) the number receiving extended child benefit, (b) the number on bridging allowance, (c) the number not on bridging allowance and who have not yet received an offer of a YTS place and (d) the number on YTS.
§ Mr. Cope
Child benefit is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Security.
Information on the number of young people on bridging allowance is available on request. It is not possible to provide information on the number not on bridging allowance and who have not yet received an offer of a YTS place.
Figures on the number of people on YTS are published monthly in the Employment Gazette.