HC Deb 30 March 1976 vol 908 c430W
22. Mr. Budgen

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why he is unaware of the number of pupils taking the 11-plus examination during 1976.

Miss Margaret Jackson

There are many different kinds of transfer procedure which involve some assessment of a child's ability. The collection of comparable information from local education authorities would involve a great deal of difficulty and expense and there could be no guarantee that it would be found suitable for any specific purpose.

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