HC Deb 31 January 1977 vol 925 cc61-2W
Mr. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what percentage and number of school leavers in England and Scotland, respectively, entered employment; and what further training was offered during 1976.

Mr. Golding

I regret that this information is not available, because the unemployed statistics do not identify the date of leaving school, which means that the figures for the numbers unemployed cannot be positively related to the estimated number of leavers in a particular year, and there are no means of determining the reasons why unemployed school leavers leave the register—for example, to enter employment, to return to normal full-time education, or to enter further education.