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School Leavers

Volume 78: debated on Tuesday 30 April 1985

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asked the Prime Minister what proportion of young people left school at (a) 16 years and (b) 18 years in (i) Wales, (ii) England and (iii) Scotland in 1984.

The information is as follows:

School leavers in the academic year 1983–84*
Leavers as a percentage of the numbers in the age group†
Leavers aged‡Wales percentageEngland percentageScotland percentage
16666743
18161722
* Provisional data for England and Wales.
† School leavers expressed as a percentage of the population in the age group.
‡Ages at 31 August 1984 for England and Wales; 31 December 1984 for Scotland.