HC Deb 17 December 1985 vol 89 cc113-4W
22. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on his Department's publication, "Selected National Education Systems: a Description of Six Countries as an Aid to International Comparisons."

Sir Keith Joseph

The Department makes various international statistical comparisons to aid policy evolution and publishes, periodically, statistical bulletins which summarise the work undertaken. Comparisons of this nature are never straightforward and the differences between the educational systems of the countries concerned need to be well understood. This booklet has been produced as an aid to all making such comparisons.