§ Mr. Meacher
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many young workers under 21 years of age were employed in trades covered by wages councils in each year 1985 to 1988, inclusive.
§ Mr. Nicholls
[holding answer 21 February 1989]: No count is made of the number of young people under 21 in wages council trades. However, an estimate made in 1985 suggested a figure of around half a million.