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Further Education: Merseyside

Volume 495: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of young people resident in (a) Merseyside and (b) Crosby were in further education (i) in 1997 and (ii) on the latest date for which information is available. (282528)

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested is shown in the following tables for Merseyside and Liverpool local education authority (LEA). This information is not available below LEA level.

Proportion of 16 and 17-year-olds1 in education and work based learning

Percentage

Full time further education

All education and work based learning

Age 16

Age 17

All aged 16 and 17

Age 16

Age 17

All aged 16 and 17

Merseyside

End 1997

67

53

60

86

75

81

End 2007

76

63

70

89

78

84

Liverpool

End 1997

63

46

54

83

67

75

End 2007

77

63

70

92

80

86

1The age of alearner is measured at the beginning of the academic year, 31 August. Source: Participation in Education, Training and Employment by 16 to 18-year-olds in England, (Merseyside figures calculated from unrounded data for constituent LEAs.) http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/rsgateway/DB/SFR/s000849/index.shtml