HC Deb 11 February 2004 vol 417 c1515W
10. Mr. Edwards

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the reform of the 11-plus in Northern Ireland. [153164]

Jane Kennedy

New post-primary arrangements in Northern Ireland will address the weaknesses of the current transfer and post-primary arrangements. They will put pupils at the centre, provide them with more relevant knowledge and skills needed for life and work in the 21st Century and raise standards for all.