HC Deb 06 February 1969 vol 777 c149W
Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will now make a statement clarifying his policy as to the age or ages of children and young people at which selection in the field of academic ability is acceptable.

Mr. Edward Short

The Government's declared objective is to end selection at 11+ and most local authorities are planning on this basis.