§ Mr. Davidson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the number of young people who have left school in each of the last five years and who now require remedial literacy or numeracy assistance, expressed as a total and a percentage of the cohort for each year. 
§ Mr. Wilson
This information is not held centrally. However, in 1996 the Scottish Office participated in an International Adult Literacy Survey. Results of this study will be published in September and will include data on literacy levels of 16 to 24 year olds in Scotland.