§ Mr. Hordern
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many school leavers are expected in each of the next five years.
§ Dr. Boyson
The projected numbers of pupils leaving English schools in each of the next five years are as follows:
Thousands Academic year Pupils leaving school Pupils leaving school and available for employment* 1981–82 770 580 1982–83 767 578 1983–84 754 569 1984–85 739 559 1985–86 716 540
*The numbers that are not expected to enter full-time further education in the following autumn.