§ Mr. James Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many in the age groups 15 to 17 years and 18 to 20 years receive day or block release; and what percentage these represent, respectively.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
At November 1971, the latest date for which figures are available, the numbers of students released by their employers to take part-time day courses at grant-aided further education establishments in England and Wales and the percentages these represented of the relevant age groups were as follows:
Numbers Percentage of age group Aged 15–17 … 219,000 11 Aged 18–20 … 221,900 11
Student numbers have been rounded to the nearest 100.