§ Mr. Hunter
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the working of YTS in Hampshire.401W
§ Mr. Cope
At 1 October 1987, there were some 9,600 people in YTS training in Hampshire, the highest figure ever for the programme. Of those young people leaving the scheme between April 1986 and April 1987, nearly 83 per cent. went into employment, further education or training.
It is encouraging that so many firms in Hampshire and throughout the country are now using YTS as their regular method of recruiting and training young employees. The Government hope that more and more companies will recognise the substantial benefits that YTS can offer to them and to the employees.