HL Deb 02 March 1999 vol 597 c174WA
Lord Selkirk of Douglas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was the number and percentage of young people aged 15 to 25 attending a further education course in Scotland for each year since 1992. [HL1086]

The Minister of State, Scottish Office (Lord Macdonald of Tradeston)

The number of young people aged greater than or equal to 15 but under 251 on further education courses2 in Scotland from 1991–92 until 1996–97 (the last academic year for which full figures are available) was as follows:

Academic Year Number ('000s) Percentage3
1991–92 75.8 11
1992–93 66.4 10
1993–94 62.1 9
1994–95 55.5 8
1995–96 70.4 11
1996–97 79.1 12
1 Age as at 31 December of the relevant academic year. Information on the numbers of people aged 25 is not readily available.
2 Excludes students on non-vocational courses in further education colleges and those on non-credit bearing courses at higher education institutions.
3As a percentage of an estimated population of people aged greater than or equal to 15 but under 25 at 31 December. Derived from mid-year population estimates provided by GRO(S).