§ Mr. Tierney
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of young people, males and females, undertaking industrial training is granted day release to carry on their studies.
§ Mr. Mulley
In 1971, the last year for which percentage figures are available, 22.4 per cent. of young people in employment were released to further education—36 per cent. of boys and 9.6 per cent. of girls. The majority of these would have been receiving some form of industrial training, but no figures are available on the percentage of young people receiving training who are released to further education.