§ Mr. Ron Davies
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the total population of economically active 16 and 17-year-olds in Wales.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Preliminary results from the 1985 "Labour Force Survey" indicate that, in the spring of 1985, there were about 45,000 economically active persons aged 16 and 17 resident in Wales. This survey is based on a sample of some 2,500 private households in Wales and includes students with remunerative employment.