§ Mr. Brady
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment her Department has made of the percentages of pupils staying on in full-time education or training post-age 16 in(a) schools with sixth forms and (b) schools without sixth forms in the last period for which figures are available. 
§ Mr. Miliband
[holding answer 8 July 2002]: The primary source of information on the changes in the activities of young people after completing compulsory education is the Youth Cohort Study (YCS). The following table shows details in the figures requested.
In full-time education or training post-age 16 Comprehensive schools—with sixth form 86% Comprehensive schools—no sixth form 83%
These estimates are for England. Equivalent estimates for schools other than comprehensive schools are not available.