§ 32. Mr. Boyden
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science to what extent she takes account of her Department's statistical projections of the number of students likely to require higher education as a basis for the earmarking of financial resources.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The Government's decisions about the allocation of resources for higher education will be taken in the light of all the relevant considerations, including projections of future student numbers and costs.
45. Mr. Bob Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what estimate she has made of the effect of Her Majesty's Government's recent financial proposals on the numbers of children staying on at school after the age of 15 years in the North-East.
§ 46. Mr. Armstrong
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the percentage of children in the Northern Region staying at school after the statutory leaving age in the year 453W 1963–64; and what was the comparable figure in the latest year for which details are available.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
In maintained schools 24.2 per cent. in January, 1964 and 44.9 per cent. in January, 1969.