§ 27. Mr Evelyn King
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, in the light of the report by Dr. Wilfred Stephens, Chief Education Officer for a London borough, a copy of which is in her possession, that since 1968 when the borough's schools went comprehensive, the number of ordinary level passes has dropped, she will initiate a review of the examination record of comprehensive schools, through Her Majesty's Inspectorate.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The first 11-plus entry to comprehensive schools in the borough has not yet taken an external examination so it is too early to draw any conclusions about the effect of comprehensive development. I therefore think it would be unwise to draw far reaching conclusions from this report.