§ Mr. Cummings
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many people in the Peterlee and Seaham area of his Department have obtained jobs during or following their period on a YTS scheme.
§ Mr. Cope
Between April 1986 and July 1987, a total of 41 per cent. of young people who left YTS schemes in 789W the Easington local authority district (which includes Easington, Peterlee and Seaham) were in jobs three months after leaving. Two-year YTS started in April 1986 and so most of those leaving schemes since that date did not complete their training. Results for those completing the two-year course will not be available until the end of this year.
§ Mr. Lee
The figures for June 1979 (there are no comparable estimates for May) and September 1987, the latest date for which figures are available are given in the following table:
The Civilian Employed Labour Force in Great Britain Number (a) Manufacturing industries June 1979 7,247,000 September 1987 5,328,000 (b) All industries and services June 1979 22,480,000 September 1987 24,187,000 (c) (a) expressed as a percentage of (b) June 1979 32.2 September 1987 22.0
The Civilian Employed Labour Force is the sum of employees in employment and the self employed. The figures are unadjusted for the effects of seasonal variations.