§ Ms. Short
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment at the end of November 1988, December 1988 and January 1989, how many people of YTS eligible age, registered with jobcentres or the careers service were awaiting an offer of a YTS place; and, of them, how many were receiving bridging allowance or extended child benefit or income support.
§ Mr. Cope
I am satisfied that the Training Agency has more than sufficient YTS places available in all areas of the country for all those who apply for one.
Information on numbers receiving bridging allowance (which is available only for the middle of each month) or for those whose parents were receiving extended child benefit is provided in the table. Information on the number of young people receiving income support is not available.
Numbers receiving Bridging Allowance Number whose parents receiving Extended Child Benefit November 1988 13,158 16,444 December 1988 10,784 15,641 January 1989 11,994 1,451