§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the percentage of children staying on at school beyond 15, 16, 17 and 18 years of age respectively, in the County Borough of Carlisle and the County of Cumberland.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
In maintained schools in Carlisle, 47.6, 36.6, 18.5 and 5.2 per cent., respectively, and in Cumberland, 54.8, 33.2, 19.8 and 6.8 per cent. In areas smaller than a standard region various factors, which cannot always be taken into account in the calculations, may distort the proportions from year to year.