§ Mr. Evennett
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether the Manpower Services Commission intends to require that youth training scheme trainees are compulsorily transferred to a second placement after six months in their original placement; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
We have no plans to introduce compulsory transfers for young people on youth training scheme programmes after six months. The scheme is a voluntary one, offering 12 months of quality training and planned work experience, and trainees may leave at any time. Some programmes do involve more than one work placement but this is normally made clear to the trainees at the outset of the programme.