HL Deb 29 June 2000 vol 614 c84WA
Lord Mason of Barnsley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Under the New Deal for Young People, how many young people have opted for (a) training and (b) self employment, giving figures separately for England and South Yorkshire. [HL2902]

The Minister of State, Department for Education and Employment (Baroness Blackstone)

To the end of March 2000, the number of young people who have started on New Deal Options, all of which have a training element, and those that have started self employment is shown as follows:

Option Starts Self Employment
England 131,440 2,170
South Yorkshire 16,220 245