§ Mr. Michael Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many children left school in Wales in 1978; and what are the estimated figures for school leavers in 1979.329W
§ Mr. Barry Jones
Final data on school leavers during the academic year 1977–78 are not yet available but our provisional estimate is around 44.000. On the basis of past trends I would expect the current year's figure to be somewhat higher.