HC Deb 24 March 1972 vol 833 c377W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what reports she has received from Her Majesty's Inspectorate concerning the standards of attainment and skills of pupils leaving secondary schools at the earliest opportunity.

Mrs. Thatcher

H.M. Inspectors report from time to time on general educational standards achieved in particular schools, but they do not conduct systematic tests of attainment of individuals or specific groups of pupils.