§ 69. Mr. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many pupils in Scottish public schools in 1964 left at the age of 15; how many remained at school after 15; how many of those who left at 15 completed a three-year secondary course; how many school leavers completed a five-year secondary course; and how many who left after the age of 15 did not complete a five-year secondary course.
§ Mr. Noble
The figures for 1964 will not be available until later this year. In 1963, 54,700 pupils left on attaining the leaving age; and 27,400 at a later age. Thirty thousand had completed a three-year secondary course and 9,900 had completed a five-year secondary course. Of those continuing beyond the leaving age 15,300 did not complete a five-year secondary course.