Boys and Girls

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort – in the House of Commons on 8th October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

asked the Minister of Labour how many of the 28,000 boys and girls registered as unemployed on 17th August are now in employment?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

No statistics are available directly relating to this point. There are, however, grounds for concluding that the majority of those registered as unemployed in August shortly after leaving school have been found employment.

Photo of Mr Kenneth Lindsay Mr Kenneth Lindsay , Kilmarnock

When will the further figures be available? Could my right hon. Friend say in which part of the country these young people are living—whether in industrial areas?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I could not answer that without notice.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

What is the minimum age at which boys and girls are entitled to register at the exchanges?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

Immediately they leave school.