§ Mr. Leighton
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what was the number of young people on the youth training scheme in the London borough of Newham in each of the last five years; and what percentage(a) finished their course and (b) left early.
§ Miss Widdecombe
Information is not available for the London borough of Newham. Results available are for720W east London area office, which later became London East training and enterprise council—LETEC—and includes the London borough of Newham.
Table 1 gives the number of youth training and table 2 gives completers and early leavers information, for each of the last five years.
Table 1 Youth Training Scheme/Youth Training Numbers In-Training March 1989 to March 1993 East London Area Office1/London East TEC2 Number 1March 1989 3,510 1March 1990 3,600 1 2March 1991 3,180 3March 1992 4,760 3 4March 1993 4,380
Source: SPECTRUM, Management Information, TEC Operating Agreement (Annex J).
1 East London area office.
2 Excludes Tower Hamlets. Excludes trainees in training with National Providers.
3 London East TEC (includes Tower Hamlets).
4 March 1993 figure is provisional.
Table 2 Youth training scheme/youth training completers and early leavers (percentage) April 1988 to January 1993 London East TEC area Completers Early leavers1 Not stated/not known Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. April 1988 to March 1989 31 69 — April 1989 to March 1990 26 74 — April 1990 to March 1991 27 67 6 April 1991 to March 1992 25 68 7 April 1992 to January 19932 24 66 9
Source: Youth Training Leavers Database.
1 Early Leavers' are those whose actual completion date was earlier than anticipated at the time they started training. This group will include those starting employment and those who subsequently take up another Youth Training course or a full-time course elsewhere.
2 1992–93 figures are provisional.