§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what were the numbers of school leavers in Wales for each year from 1970–71 to the present, together with projected numbers for 1975–76 and 1976–77;
(2) if he will publish a table showing the projected number of school leavers by age at Jauuary, for Wales, for each year to 1980–81.761W
§ Mr. Barry Jones
The information for past years is as follows:—
Academic Year Number of leavers 1970–71 36,230 1971–72 37,990 1972–73 22,940 1973–74 39,520 1974–75 40,110
I cannot foresee what the figures for 1975–76 and subsequent years will be.