§ Mr. David Porter
To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will make a statement about his plans regarding league tables of schools by examination results; and if he will make it his policy to broaden such tables to take account of a range of other factors including socio-economic, regional and ethnic mixes.
§ Mr. Forth
New regulations governing the publication of comparative tables of schools' performance in 1992 will be published later this month, together with a circular setting out the Government's policy.
The Department will continue to examine ways of improving the tables in future years, including the possible use of measures of pupils' progress through the national curriculum when the necessary information is available.