HC Deb 08 March 1985 vol 74 c617W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Walthamstow on 18 February, Official Report, column 351, about the educational attainment of unemployed school leavers, if a similar breakdown can be provided for unemployed school leavers (a) from the ethnic minorities, (b) from the Greater London area and (c) from the London borough of Waltham Forest.

Mr. Alan Clark

Following is the available information using final results of the 1983 labour force survey, including revisions to the figures given in my earlier reply of 18 February. The estimates are subject to sampling errors, which are greater for the ethnic minorities and for Greater London than for national totals. Corresponding figures are not available for Waltham Forest.

Unemployed people aged 16 or over who have never had a job since leaving full-time education, by highest qualification
Great Britain Greater London
Highest qualification All Ethnic minorities
None 46 39 37
CSE (below grade 1) or equivalent 17 25 18
O-level or equivalent 22 17 22
A-level or higher 15 18 22
All qualifications 100 100 100
(Number: thousands) (507) (46) (52)