HC Deb 12 December 1985 vol 88 cc704-5W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of children in each English region leave school without qualifications.

Mr. Dunn

The percentage of leavers from maintained secondary schools with no graded result in GCE or CSE examinations in 1983–84 were:

Region Percentage
North 9.8
Yorkshire and Humberside 10.8
North West 12.3
East Midlands 7.8
West Midlands 12.0
East Anglia 8.2
Greater London 14.2
Other South East 6.6
South West 7.0
England 9.9

Source: School leavers survey. The figures shown are subject to sampling error.