HC Deb 21 February 1996 vol 272 c201W
23. Mr. Mans

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of 16-year-olds stay on in full-time education; and what were the figures in 1986. [14700]

Mr. Paice

Some 71.5 per cent. of 16-year-olds were in full-time education in 1994–95. This compares with 47.3 per cent. in 1985–86.