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School Leavers

Volume 912: debated on Thursday 10 June 1976

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what were the numbers of school leavers in Wales for each year from 1970–71 to the present, together with projected numbers for 1975–76 and 1976–77;(2) if he will publish a table showing the projected number of school leavers by age at Jauuary, for Wales, for each year to 1980–81.

The information for past years is as follows:—

Academic YearNumber of leavers
1970–7136,230
1971–7237,990
1972–7322,940
1973–7439,520
1974–7540,110
I cannot foresee what the figures for 1975–76 and subsequent years will be.