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National Child Development Study

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, in order to obtain information in respect of the 16 to 19 year old age group and their attitude to continued education, he will provide further resources for the National Children's Bureau to continue the National Child Development Study; and if he will make a statement.

My Department is currently sponsoring, jointly with the Department of Health and Social Security, the third follow-up of the National Child Development Study. This follow-up has already surveyed the children born in the week 3rd—9th March 1958 during 1973–74, their last year of compulsory schooling, and will provide, inter alia, information on their educational requirements after the age of 16. No request for a further follow-up has been put to my Department by the National Children's Bureau.