§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the latest total of unemployed amongst persons(a)aged 17 years and(b)aged 18 years, expressed as a percentage; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
The following information relates to July 1982:
Total unemployed in Wales Per cent. Under 18* 17,257 9.8 Aged 18 10,742 6.1 *Separate statistics for 17 year olds are not available.
Places for 45,000 entrants under the youth opportunities programme will be provided in Wales this year, and over 5,000 applications under the young workers scheme have been approved in Wales so far this year.