§ Mr. Dawson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the future of the Youth Service. 
§ Mr. Mudie
We are currently considering a range of proposals supporting the requirements of young people, including the role of the youth service. The nature and timing of our planned consultation on the future of the youth service will need to be determined once the youth service's part in the wider agenda has been firmly established. An announcement will be made in due course.