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School Leavers

Volume 205: debated on Tuesday 10 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the number of young people in the Durham local education authority who have left school without any qualifications, the number going into further education and the numbers achieving higher education for each year since 1981; and if he will give the figures for each group in percentage terms from the total of young people leaving school.

The table shows the estimated proportions of school leavers from maintained schools in the Durham local education authority area who had gained no graded examination results, or whose intended destination was further or higher education for the academic years 1980–81 to 1989–90. Information for further and higher education is not available separately at local education authority area level.obligation to provide nine terms' infant, or pro-rata first school education for all children; and if he will make a statement.

My right hon. and learned Friend has no plans to do so. The existing statutory framework enables LEAs to respond flexibly to local needs and priorities.