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Grammar School Places, Wales

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 1957.

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Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff West 12:00 am, 28th November 1957

asked the Minister of Education the respective proportion of the school population able to obtain grammar school places in each of the Welsh education authorities in the years 1920, 1940, and 1957, respectively.

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Lloyd Mr Geoffrey Lloyd , Sutton Coldfield

This information is not available in the precise form asked for. I am writing to the hon. Member.

Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff West

Will the Minister hurry up and get me the information? He will be able to correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that he will find that owing to the "bulge" now reaching secondary schools in Wales it is far harder for a child to get to the secondary grammer school now than it was six years ago.

Photo of Mr Geoffrey Lloyd Mr Geoffrey Lloyd , Sutton Coldfield

These are complicated statistics, but I hope to sign a letter to the hon. Member this afternoon.