HC Deb 07 July 1992 vol 211 cc176-7W
Ms. Eagle

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many full apprenticeships in the building trade were begun in the north-west in each of the last five years and in 1981, 1971 and 1961.

Mr. McLoughlin

Information is not collected by the Department in the form requested. However, the labour force survey for the years 1987 to 1991 indicates that the numbers in the north-west of those continuing a construction trade apprenticeship were as follows:

1987 1under 10,000
1988 1under 10,000
1989 11,002
1990 11,226
1991 10,344
1 Estimates for 10,000 people or fewer (after grossing up) are not shown, since they are likely to be based on small samples and therefore unreliable. This is in line with current practice for labour force survey based analyses.