HC Deb 22 March 1988 vol 130 cc69-70W
Mr. Ingram

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what new provision he is intending to make to encourage young unemployed people to study whilst unemployed.

Mr. Cope

From September all young people aged 16 and 17 will be guaranteed a place on the youth training scheme if they want one, up to their 18th birthday. All trainees on the scheme take part in off-the-job training and have the opportunity to study for a recognised vocational qualification or a credit towards one.