To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people did not stay on in education and training after age 16 in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
The following figures are for individuals at academic age 16(1) who were not in any education or training in the last five years (2002-06).
(1 )Academic age is the age of the individual measured at the beginning of the academic year,
|End of calendar year|
|Total not in any education or training||85,900||85,100||82,700||74,000||68,500|
|Percentage of population not in any education or training||13.6||13.1||12.4||11.3||10.3|