HC Deb 01 July 1996 vol 280 c314W
Mr. Steen

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the estimated saving to business from the Deregulation (Employment in Bars) Order 1996. [34677]

Mr. Kirkhope

We understand that public houses have high rates of staff turnover and recruitment costs of more than £100 million a year. Extension of apprenticeship schemes to 16 and 17-year-olds should provide high quality, well trained and motivated recruits. Many would be likely to remain in the industry, thereby leading to significantly lower recruitment costs and to efficiency savings.

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