HC Deb 20 May 1981 vol 5 c112W
Sir Nicholas Bonsor

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his latest estimate of the number of male school leavers in 1981; and, of these, how many will proceed (a) to full-time further education and (b) to universities.

Dr. Boyson

Just under 400,000 boys are projected to leave schools in England this year, of whom 70,000 are expected to enter some form of full-time education. On the pattern of recent years 30,000 are likely to enrol at universities and 40,000 at polytechnics and other further education establishments.