HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 c4W
Mr. Holt

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of 16-year-olds leave school at the first legal opportunity.

Mr. Dunn

The proportion of pupils aged 16 at the end of August 1986 in England that had left school by January 1987 was 70.5 per cent.