HC Deb 12 January 1978 vol 941 cc830-1W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will publish the latest figures of school leavers with two or more A-levels and the comparison with school leavers in England and Wales.

Mr. Carter

3,817 out of a total of 24,874 school leavers in Northern Ireland in 1975–76 had two or more A-level GCE passes. I understand from my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science that the provisional figures for England and Wales in 1975–76 are 90,270 out of a total of 707,440 school leavers.