§ Ms. Gordon
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of children aged 16 to 18 years in Tower Hamlets remained in full-time education for each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Eggar
The proportion of young people in Tower Hamlets aged 16 and 17 at the start of the academic year who were in full-time education—excluding those attending independent and special schools—was 44 per cent. in 1989–90. Data are not available for earlier years, because Tower Hamlets is part of the Inner London education authority and data were collected only for ILEA in total.
§ Ms. Gordon
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the number and percentages of full-time students in Tower Hamlets by(a) primary school, (b) secondary school, (c) sixth-form centre, (d) sixth-form college, (e) colleges and polytechnics, (f) universities and (g) other educational establishments for each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Fallon
The numbers and percentages of pupils and students domiciled in Tower Hamlets who were in full-time education in the maintained sector in England in 1989–90 are given in the table. Information on people from Tower Hamlets attending independent schools and colleges or universities is not available. Figures for earlier years were collected from the Inner London education authority and cannot be disaggregated to borough level.
Establishment Full-time pupils and students Percentage (a) Primary schools 17,254 57 (b) Secondary schools 10,486 35 (c) Sixth-form centres — — (d) Sixth-form colleges — — (e) Colleges and polytechnics 1,752 6 (g) Other educational establishments 895 3 Total 30,387 100