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School Leavers

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give in tabular form the numbers of young people aged (a) 16, (b) 17 and (c) 18 years who left school in each year from 1983 to the most recent date; and if he will give his projections for school leavers in each age bracket till 2000.

Information on the numbers of school leavers in school sessions 1982–83 to 1986–87 is set out in the table. Revised projections of school leavers are currently being prepared by officials. I shall reply to the hon. Member on this point as soon as possible.

School1leavers; by age2; Scotland
Age1982–831983–841984–851985–861986–873
1538,47337,64335,19333,81732,281
1631,04031,09830,60729,61328,793
1719,67819,38718,86218,61018,269
4181,7971,6091,1571,0361,001
1 All schools.
2 Age at 31 December of the school session.
3 Provisional.
4 Or over.