§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what percentage of children 483W achieved grades (a) A to E and (b) below grade E at A-level in (1) England, (2) Scotland and (3) Wales in each of the past five years. 
§ Mr. Paice
The percentage of students who achieved(a) at least one grade A to E and (b) all results below grade E at GCE A-level or AS equivalent in England are as follows:
Percentage (a) Grades A-E (b) Below grade E 1992 78.3 21.7 1993 79.4 20.6 1994 81.0 19.0 1995 81.5 18.5
The figures are based on the number of students in schools and further education sector colleges who attempted at least one GCE A-level or AS equivalent in the relevant year. The data for 1991 are not available on a consistent basis. The figures for Scotland and Wales are the responsibility of my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland and for Wales respectively.