59. Mr. Bob Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what estimate he has made of the numbers of school leavers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Newburn Urban District Council areas who will be unable to find employment this summer.
§ Mr. Bryan
It is not yet possible to say how many jobs there will be for the 2,500 young people eligible to leave schools in these areas at the end of the summer term. Careers officers are doing everything possible to help them and I am hopeful that the majority will have found employment within a few months of leaving school.