HC Deb 14 December 1972 vol 848 c179W
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.

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