HC Deb 20 November 2002 vol 394 c203W
Mr. Beggs

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what alternative proposals he intends to put forward to replace the 11-plus selection procedure. [81266]

Jane Kennedy

No decisions have been taken about new transfer arrangements. In the responses to consultation a range of suggestions were made for future post-primary arrangements, including options involving academic selection, and my officials will be discussing these with our education partners and representatives of parents over the coming weeks. My aim is to develop a modern and fair education system which addresses the weaknesses of our current arrangements and enables all children to fulfil their potential.

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