§ Mr. Awbery
asked the Minister of Education if he is aware of the differences of opinion among educationalists and local authorities about the advisability of the 11-plus examinations, because of the varied speed of development among children; and if he will hold an inquiry into the matter.
§ Sir E. Boyle
The rate of development of young children, and the effect of selection at 11 on the primary schools, are among many current issues affecting primary education. On the possibility of an inquiry, I would refer the hon. Member to my answer to the hon. Member for Flint, East (Mrs. White) on 22nd November.