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School Leavers And Education

Volume 21: debated on Monday 29 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide the relevant percentages of those young people in 1980 who left school at 16 years, who attended school or non-advanced institutions or who took advanced courses of learning.

The following table shows, as a proportion of the total number of young people in Scotland who were 16 years of age on 31 December 1980, the numbers who in session 1980–81 were, respectively, not in full-time education; in full-time education in school; in non-advanced further education; and in higher education.

Per cent.

Not in full-time education50·6
In full-time education: school42·6
non-advanced education6·7
higher education0·1