HC Deb 19 May 1981 vol 5 c61W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the latest available figures for the educational activities of young people in European Economic Community countries following their compulsory schooling in (a) full-time general education, (b) full-time vocational education and (c) apprenticeships.

Mr. Macfarlane

Comparisons which have been made of European Economic Community countries educational participation rates by young people in their post-school year are seriously limited by variations in the educational systems and statistical incompatibilities. It would be misleading to quote the comparisons which currently exist.