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Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th March 1988.

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Photo of Mr Gerry Steinberg Mr Gerry Steinberg , City of Durham 12:00 am, 29th March 1988

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of YTS leavers become unemployed; and how many have become long-term unemployed.

Photo of Sir John Cope Sir John Cope , Northavon

The Manpower Services Commission carries out regular follow-up surveys of all YTS leavers. These surveys show that, of those who left YTS schemes between April 1986 and September 1987, 22 per cent. were unemployed when surveyed. These surveys do not provide data on the duration of unemployment.

Photo of Mr Gerry Steinberg Mr Gerry Steinberg , City of Durham

Is the Minister aware that in the northern region 31 per cent. are destined for the dole and those who do get work get jobs without proper training? Does the Minister agree that every youngster needs proper, quality training so that he can get a proper, quality job?

Photo of Sir John Cope Sir John Cope , Northavon

Yes. That is why we have the drive for equality in YTS and why we insist, for example, on approved training organisation status for all providers as from this week.