The Lost Generation

'Neet' is the government's latest buzz word, an acronym for young people not in education, employment or training.

According to official figures there are 150,000 of them between the ages of 16 and 19.

Simon Cox travels to Barking, which has the highest concentration of youngsters without jobs or training in Britain, to report on the search for a 'Neet' solution.

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'Neet' is the government's latest buzz word, an acronym for young people not in education, employment or training.

According to official figures there are 150,000 of them between the ages of 16 and 19.

Simon Cox travels to Barking, which has the highest concentration of youngsters without jobs or training in Britain, to report on the search for a 'Neet' solution.

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How can Britain cut its record level of teenage pregnancies? The answer could lie with girls who fall into a new government category - Neets - teenagers not in education, employment or training.

Female Neets are 22 times more likely than the average girl to become a teenage mum.

So reducing the number of Neets could be the key to cutting teenage pregnancies.

Simon Cox investigates whether the government can really stop teenagers having sex, or should the older men who are often the fathers be forced to pay up and take responsibility?