HC Deb 17 June 1981 vol 6 c371W
20. Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take measures to deal with youth unemployment in Scotland.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

We are expanding the youth opportunities programme to provide places for some 66,000 young people in Scotland in the current year. In the longer term, employment prospects for young people, as for adults, depend on the success of our efforts to create the conditions for economic recovery.