HL Deb 09 January 1995 vol 560 cc11-2WA
Earl Russell

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What percentage of 16 and 17 year-old school-leavers in 1993 in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire were not in education, youth training or employment.

Lord Inglewood

Information is not available in the precise form requested. However, the Youth Training (YT) Guarantee figures and the annual school-leaver destination survey do provide some information about young people after they have left school. Under the YT Guarantee, on 13 October 1994, the latest date for which figures are available, there were 140 young people in the North Nottinghamshire Training and Enterprise Council area, which includes Bassetlaw, who were covered by the guarantee and were waiting for a YT place. Only nine of these had been waiting for a YT place for eight weeks or more. According to the annual survey of school-leavers undertaken by the Nottinghamshire Careers Service, 9.9 per cent. of 16 year-olds leaving full-time education in Bassetlaw in Summer 1993 were not identified as being in education, employment or training on 31 October 1993. Results of the 1994 survey will not become available until later this year.