asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list details of the numbers and percentages of pupils leaving school at the minimum leaving age; and if he will classify these figures for each social class of the parents for each year since the raising of the school leaving age.
The information is as follows:
|PUPILS LEAVING SCHOOL* AT THE MINIMUM SCHOOL LEAVING AGE IN ENGLAND† FROM 1973–74 to 1978–79|
|Year||Numbers (thousands)||Percentage of all school leavers|
|*Excluding leavers from independent schools not recognised as efficient, up to and including 1976–77.|
|† Figures for 1973–74 are for England and Wales.|