HC Deb 16 June 1997 vol 296 c52W
Mr. David Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to tackle unemployment, especially youth unemployment, in Scotland; and if he will make a statement. [2726]

Mr. Wilson

The Government attach a high priority to helping unemployed people into work. Under our initiative Welfare to Work we intend to help young people aged 18 to 24 who have been unemployed for over six months move off benefit and into work. There will also be help for people over the age of 25 who have been unemployed for two years or more.