HC Deb 10 December 1998 vol 322 c288W
Mr. Chaytor

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what research he has commissioned on the impact of socio-economic factors on school performance tables. [62584]

Mr. Charles Clarke

[holding answer 9 December 1998]: No research has been commissioned on the impact of such factors specifically on performance tables, but in its internal analyses of performance information for school improvement purposes the Department does undertake investigations of the relationship between socio-economic factors and school performance.