HC Deb 24 May 1962 vol 660 c61W
Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Education if he will take action through the United Nations to secure and publish accurate comparative statistics about education in member States.

Sir D. Eccles

It would be helpful if there were a greater degree of certainty and true comparability in international statistics of education. In their contacts with U.N.E.S.C.O., and with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development who are also working in this field, officials of my Department bear this constantly in mind. But the difficulties arising from differences in organisation and conditions are immense and full comparability will not be achieved.