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Using the criteria most commonly employed, the opportunities for grammar school education both in Northumberland and in Durham are less than the national average.
I will not deal with the block grant again, but I can assure my hon. Friend that both authorities plan to increase the proportion of both grammar and technical school places during the next few years, and they are also developing courses leading to the G.C.E. examination in modern schools.
I know that many people as well as my hon. Friend are keenly interested in the matter. My noble Friend, in consultation with local authorities, is considering just how this information can most suitably be published, but I beg my hon. Friend to believe that the table is too long to publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT
I asked a similar Question some time ago and the hon. Gentleman sent me the information. Will he convey to his hon. Friend the Member for Tynemouth (Dame Irene Ward) that if she would like to see the information in print she will find it in this month's issue of Socialist Digest?