HC Deb 04 April 1989 vol 150 c123W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for. Education and Science what percentage of young persons in(a) the United Kingdom and (b) Durham continue in formal education beyond their 16th year.

Participation in education, 1986–87
Percentage of population
Age 16 Age 17
full-time part-time day full-time part-time day
United Kingdom1 50 15 32 12
Durham2 39 15 26 14
1 Home students only.
2 Excludes independent schools and private further education establishments.