§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many and what percentage of people aged under 21 years are on Government-supported training schemes in (i) York, (ii) North Yorkshire, (iii) Yorkshire and Humberside and (iv) England. 
§ Mr. Paice
The information requested is given in the table. Information for those on Government training programmes is not available for York. Information on the age of trainees is not available for all programmes, so the table covers youth training only. The latest available information on the numbers on YT is for March 1995. As the latest information on the population aged under 21 years of age is for mid-year 1994, YT figures for June 1994 are also given.
Youth training and population aged 16–20: Table 1 North Yorkshire TEC Yorkshire and Humberside England On YT (all ages) in March 1995 2,900 20,700 227,000 On YT (all ages) in June 1994 2,580 23,000 217,200 On YT in June 1994 as percentage of population aged 16–20 mid-year projection 16 18 18
YT all ages figure will include a small number aged 21 and over.
TEC Operating Agreement.
Office of Population, Censuses and Surveys.
§ Mr. Bayley
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage of people aged under 21 years leaving Government-supported training schemes in the past 12 months(a) obtained a recognised NVQ and (b) obtained a full-time job in the field for which they trained in (i) York, (ii) North Yorkshire, (iii) Yorkshire and Humberside and (iv) England. 169W
§ Mr. Paice
Information on the age of trainees is not available for all programmes, so the information provided covers youth training only. The latest 12 months for which information is available is for September 1993 to August 1994 leavers. The percentage of people leaving YT during this period who obtained a qualification or credit towards one is 49 per cent. for North Yorkshire training and enterprise council (TEC), 52 per cent. for Yorkshire and Humberside and 52 per cent. for England. Information is not available for York. Information is not separately available at present for recognised national vocational qualifications.
The percentage of people leaving YT between September 1993 and August 1994 who had obtained a full-time job in a field closely related to that in which they received training is given in the table. Regional and TEC level information is not available.
Percentage of those who trained in each occupational area and who got a full-time job, where that job was in an occupational area closely related to their training Youth Training England September 1993 to August 1994 leavers Percentage Science and engineering professions 11 Sport/creative/artistic work n/a Secretarial work 13 Engineering work 25 Vehicle trades, transport workers and drivers 33 Printing/woodworking work 15 Cooking/food preparation etc. 39 Security work/police/HM forces n/a Hairdressing/beautician work 69 Sales work, buying and sales representatives 26 Industrial plant machine work and assembly 15 Nursing and medical technicians n/a Clerical work 24 Building/construction work 32 Metal forming, welding and related trades n/a Making textiles and clothing 34 Health and childcare work 15 Farming, fishing or gardening work 18 Other elementary work 18
n/a-not available due to the low number of responses.
YT follow-up survey.