HC Deb 25 October 1962 vol 664 cc190-1W
Sir Richard Glyn

asked the Minister of Education how much public money has been spent on education in Dorset in the five years to the last convenient date; what the cost of the new school building in Dorset has been during this period; and how many new school places have been provided.

Sir E, Boyle

The information is as follows:

analysis is set out in Table 17 of "Statistics of Education 1961, Part 2". This shows that in England and Wales in November, 1961, 250,273 students aged under 18 were released by their employers, representing 18.9 per cent. of the numbers in these age groups insured in May, 1961. The comparable percentage a year earlier would have been 15.8 per cent.

I understand from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland that in Scotland the provisional number of students aged under 18 released by employers in the session 1961–62 is 20,559. This represents 12.6 per cent. of the estimated numbers insured at the end of May, 1961, corresponding to 11 per cent. a year earlier.