HC Deb 22 October 1982 vol 29 c216W
Mr. Whitehead

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish the number of school leavers from schools in England who entered a course of higher education (a) at a university, (b) at a polytechnic and (c) at other maintained institutions of higher education in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982, respectively, using estimates where actual figures are not yet available.

Mr. Waldegrave:

The annual sample surveys of school leavers in England provide estimates of the intended destinations of leavers as known to the schools. The information available from the surveys is as follows:

assumptions his estimate is based; and what implications for the rate of income tax and value added tax are involved.

Mr. Britian:

I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.