HC Deb 05 February 1976 vol 904 c698W
Mr. John Moore

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what additional expenditure and how much additional manpower would be necessary to collect information on the number of boroughs which publish examination results and the number which do not.

Mr. Mulley

Collection of the information would involve inquiry by the Department of all local education authorities. Authorities in their turn, because of variations in local arrangements, might need to consult individual schools. No precise estimate is therefore possible as to the amount of expenditure and manpower needed but, apart from the small value of the end product, the exercise would clearly be inconsistent with the policy to contain public expenditure.