HC Deb 23 February 1968 vol 759 cc200-1W
Mr. Silvester

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the number of local education authorities which have adopted a system of secondary reorganisation involving a transfer at the age of 13 years; and approximately what proportion of the secondary school children controlled by these authorities is involved.

Miss Alice Bacon:

My right hon. Friend has approved in principle 25 schemes which include arrangements for transfer at 13 from lower to upper tier secondary schools, and he has one other under consideration. I have no estimate available of the proportion of pupils involved.