HC Deb 13 May 1954 vol 527 cc1414-5
24. Sir H. Williams

asked the Minister of Education the difference between a grammar school and a modern secondary school.

Miss Horsbrugh

I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of Ministry of Education pamphlet No. 9. This describes both the similarities and the differences, and remains a useful survey of secondary education, although more experience has been gained since it was published in 1947.

Sir H. Williams

What statutory authority is there for this differentiation?

Miss Horsbrugh

There is no statutory authority for the different names.

Mr. M. Stewart

Will the right hon. Lady also send to her hon. Friend a copy of the kind of tests which are imposed to tell to which of these schools children of 11 should go?

Miss Horsbrugh

That is entirely a matter for the local education authority, and I do not interfere.