HC Deb 06 July 2000 vol 353 c268W
19. Dr. Julian Lewis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on his policy on the testing of aptitude in schools. [127938]

Jacqui Smith

Our policy is set out in the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 which allows schools with a specialism in designated subjects to give priority to up to 10 per cent. of pupils on the basis of aptitude for those subjects.

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