§ Mrs. Shields
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many students left the education system without any qualifications at O level or CSE in 1985–86; and what are the comparable figures for each of the countries in the EEC.
§ Mr. Dunn
Figures for 1985–86 are not yet available. In 1984–85 it is estimated that 9.4 per cent. of school leavers (69,400) in England left with no O level or CSE qualifications; some of these young people will subsequently have gained qualifications in further education colleges or on the youth training scheme.
Information is not yet available to draw comparable international comparisons in this area.