§ Mr. Marksasked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many children left school at the statutory age, and how many beyond it, in 1965, 1966 and 1967: and what are the estimated numbers for 1968, 1969 and 1970.

§ Miss Bacon:For 1964– 65 the figures were 273,100 and 372,700 and for 1965– 66, 286,000 and 337,300. The figures for 1966– 67 are not yet available. Estimates for future years are not usually made in this form but estimates in a different form will he published at the end of March Statistics of Education volume 2, table 27.

§ Mr. Marksasked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many 15year-olds left school at Easter, and how many in July in 1967, 1966 and 1965.

§ Miss Bacon:The figures for 1965 are 79,200 and 281,700 and for 1966, 104,500 and 232,000. Figures for 1967 are not yet available.