§ Mr. Cowans
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many school leavers since the last school leaving date are registered as unemployed in the Newcastle Central employment exchange area; and how this compares with the 558W figures for the previous school leaving date.
§ Mr. Golding
On 10th February 1977, 400 school leavers were registered as unemployed in the area covered by Newcastle upon Tyne careers service. These statistics do not identify the date of leaving school, but it is known that the majority were 1976 summer term leavers who would have left school on or after 28th May 1976. The number of school leavers registered as unemployed in February 1976 was 322, the majority of whom would have left school in July 1975.