§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if he will publish for each education authority in the Northern region the percentage of pupils staying on at school after 16 years;
(2) if he will publish in the Official Report for each region in England the percentage of pupils staying on at school after 16 years.
§ Dr. Boyson
In January 1978, the latest date for which information is available, the proportions of pupils aged 16 and 17 years who had stayed on in maintained secondary schools after the compulsory school leaving age were:
education for each region and for the larger local education authorities in England, is given in the table which was placed in the Library in answer to the question from the hon. Member for Liverpool, Edge Hill (Mr. Alton) on Friday 22 June.