§ 80. Captain P. MACDONALD
asked the Minister of Labour in view of the postponement of the operation of the Education Bill, if she will state what special measures the Government propose to adopt for the immediate mitigation of juvenile unemployment?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Lawson)
The hon. and gallant Member is no doubt aware that unemployment among juveniles is much less severe, than among adults, but it has increased in recent months. There are courses of instruction in almost all areas in which there are considerable numbers of unemployed juveniles. My right hon. Friend has asked the education authorities in all areas not already covered to set up courses or classes in some form adapted to local circumstances, and I am glad to say that the response, with few exceptions, has been satisfactory. The general question of the prospective supply of and demand for juvenile labour is being examined by the National Advisory Council for Juvenile Employment.