§ 34. Mr. Boyes
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many pupils remained in schools or other full-time education beyond the school leaving age in September 1984; and what was the age participation rate for 16 and 17-year-olds remaining in full-time education in September 1984.
§ Sir Keith Joseph
It is estimated that there were 390 thousand pupils above the minimum school leaving age in maintained and independent schools (but excluding special schools) in England at September 1984. As proportions of the appropriate age groups it is estimated that 30.8 per cent, of 16-year-olds and 18.3 per cent, of 17-year-olds were in maintained and independent schools at that date. Information about the numbers of young people in full time further education other than school is not yet available.