HC Deb 08 March 1979 vol 963 c737W
16. Mr. Molyneaux

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he is satisfied with the school transfer procedures presently operating in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Carter

The Government do not regard as satisfactory any method of transfer to secondary education which involves selection by perceived ability at 11-plus, but consider that the revised transfer procedure in operation this year has some advantages over the former 11-plus examination.