HC Deb 06 February 1968 vol 758 cc98-9W
Mr. Eadie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of the school population in Scotland he estimates will stay in full-time education beyond the statutory school-leaving date in 1968; and if he will list the education authorities with their percentages, giving boys and girls, of school population staying beyond the statutory school-leaving date.

Mr. Ross

The estimates for the whole of Scotland of the numbers of pupils of 15 and 16 years of age still at school in January, 1968 expressed as percentages of the 13-year-old school age group of, respectively, two and three years previously are as follows:

15-year-olds 47.4
16-year-olds 25.2

I do not have similar figures for individual education authorities readily available, but I shall write to my hon. Friend in due course.

The figures for 15-year-olds include pupils staying on at school until the first leaving date after their 15th birthday as well as pupils staying on beyond the leaving date.

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