HC Deb 01 May 1963 vol 676 cc109-10W
Mr. Hannan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportions of pupils in Scottish schools were allocated to certificate and non-certificate courses, respectively, in each of the last three years.

Mr. Noble

Of the pupils in their first secondary year in public schools in 1961–62, the last year for which details are at present available centrally, 37.8 per cent, were in the first year of a Certificate course. The corresponding percentages for 1959–60 and 1960–61 were 34.9 per cent, and 34.8 per cent., respectively.