§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Prime Minister what proportion of young people left school at (a) 16 years and (b) 18 years in (i) Wales, (ii) England and (iii) Scotland in 1984.
§ The Prime Minister
The information is as follows: 85W
School leavers in the academic year 1983–84* Leavers as a percentage of the numbers in the age group† Leavers aged‡ Wales percentage England percentage Scotland percentage 16 66 67 43 18 16 17 22 * Provisional data for England and Wales. † School leavers expressed as a percentage of the population in the age group. ‡Ages at 31 August 1984 for England and Wales; 31 December 1984 for Scotland.