§ Mr. Alex Carlile
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has as to how many pupils left school in Powys in 1982; how many of them are in full-time employment in Powys; and how many of those are employed (a) in agriculture and (b) in other manufacturing industries.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
1,625 pupils left maintained schools in Powys in the 1981–82 academic year. There are no centrally-held figures on the destination of these school leavers. Estimates made by the Powys career service however indicate that some 1,300 went into higher and further education, training schemes and full-time employment. Of those 280 who went directly into full-time employment it is estimated that about 70 entered agriculture and horticulture and about 65 entered manufacturing industries.