§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will publish the most recent details of the average weekly take-home pay for YTS leavers, by standard economic region.
§ Mr. Cope
[holding answer 25 January 1989]: Estimates from the youth cohort study for England and Wales, covering those young people who reached minimum school leaving age in the academic year 1984–85 and were surveyed in spring 1988 show that the average weekly take-home pay for those in a job who said they had had YTS experience within the previous three years, is as follows:
Region Average weekly take home pay (£) North 76.97 Yorkshire and Humberside 71.27 North West 73.83 East Midlands 74.57 West Midlands 77.67 East Anglia 79.54 Greater London 99.20 South East 87.13 South West 73.06 Wales 73.61
the scheme will be taken in the light of comments received, and the new arrangements will be implemented as soon as possible.