HC Deb 05 March 1970 vol 797 c142W
53. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his latest estimate of the proportion of pupils in South Shields continuing full-time education after school-leaving age; and how this figure compares with the latest estimate for England and Wales.

Mr. Edward Short

In 1968–69 46 per cent. of 15 year old children over school leaving age and 27 per cent. of 16 year olds in South Shields were at school.

18 per cent. of the relevant age group started full-time courses in universities and colleges of education and further education. The corresponding figures for England and Wales were 53 per cent., 31 per cent. and 21 per cent.

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