HC Deb 17 December 1985 vol 89 c122W
62. Ms. Clare Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many pupils in maintained schools left school with no qualifications in the most recent year for which statistics are available.

Mr. Chris Patten

It is estimated that 70,300 (9.9 per cent.) of all leavers from English maintained secondary schools in 1983–84 did not hold a graded result on GCE or CSE examinations.