To ask the Secretary of State for Education what was the total number of (a) 18-year-olds, (b) 17-year-olds and (c) 16-year-olds in January (i) 1991, (ii) 1992 and (iii) 1993; and if he will list for each year the number in full-time education in (1) school including maintained, independent and special schools and (2) further education, excluding those on youth training schemes in colleges.
The numbers of 18, 17 and 16-year-olds in England and the numbers in full-time education are shown in the table.
|(Academic years, thousands)|
|Pupils in full-time education in school (excluding sixth form colleges)1 aged|
|Students in full-time further education (including sixth form colleges but excluding those on youth training schemes in colleges)1 aged|
|1 The figures for 1992–93 are provisional estimates based on partially processed returns from schools and colleges.|