HC Deb 15 November 1956 vol 560 c31W
55. Mr. R. Bell

asked the Minister of Education what proportion of the total number of school children have secured places in grant-aided grammar schools in Buckinghamshire and in England and Wales, respectively, in the years 1953, 1954 and 1955.

Sir D. Eccles

The percentages of 13-year-old pupils, for whose education the Buckinghamshire education authority was responsible, who were in grant-aided grammar schools in January, 1954, 1955, and 1956 were 18.7, 19.1, and 19.6. The corresponding figures for England and Wales (which include pupils in the grammar streams of bilateral and multilateral schools) were 21.1, 20.8 and 20.3 respectively.