HC Deb 01 December 1989 vol 162 cc454-5W
Ms. Armstrong

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of mothers with children aged five years old to 11 years old is in(a) part-time and (b) full-time education for the latest year for which figures are available.

Mr. Nicholls

Among women in Great Britain whose youngest dependent child was aged at least five years but under 11 it is estimated, using information from the "Labour Force Survey," that in spring 1988 about 31 per cent. were undertaking part-time education and just over 1 per cent. were undertaking full-time education.