Older Pupils, Northumberland

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd February 1961.

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Photo of Mr Edward Milne Mr Edward Milne , Blyth 12:00 am, 23rd February 1961

asked the Minister of Education what is the number of pupils remaining at school after 15 years of age in Northumberland; and what percentage of pupils this represents at the last school leaving date.

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

Last month there were 1,471 pupils between the ages of 15 and 16 in maintained schools in Northumberland. These represented about a quarter of the age group.

Photo of Mr Edward Milne Mr Edward Milne , Blyth

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if there were more jobs available in the area, considerably better figures would be the result; and will he consult his right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade with a view to improving the position?

Photo of Mr David Eccles Mr David Eccles , Chippenham

I shall certainly consult my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade and my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour, who is paying much attention to this subject.