§ Mr. Freud
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if any research is currently being funded by his Department into the differences in school costs, intake and achievement of pupils in selective and non-selective secondary schools; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Dunn
The Department is not currently funding research which considers the differences in these respects between selective and non-selective schools. However, as my right hon. Friend announced in the House on 14 November 1984, at column 697, he is considering a number of proposals for wider ranging research into the factors affecting performance in schools including the organisation of the schools, along with other factors.