HC Deb 18 December 1989 vol 164 c69W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how many 16 and 17-year-olds are currently denied benefit for not taking up YTS places at the Durham office.

Mrs. Gillian Shephard

The information is not collected because refusal to take up the offer of a place on a youth training scheme need not, of itself, deny benefit to 16 and 17-year-olds.

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