To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the likely cost to the public purse of raising the education and training leaving age in each of the first 10 years of its implementation.
The Department has not estimated the costs of raising the participation age (RPA) to 18 in precisely the form requested.
However, as part of the impact assessment (IA) which was published alongside the Education and Skills Bill on
The IA can be accessed at
http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/publications/educationandskills/ and I have placed a copy in the Library of the House.