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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 10th February 2014.

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Photo of Annette Brooke Annette Brooke Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Party 2:30 pm, 10th February 2014

I echo the Secretary of State’s comment.

Following a unilateral decision by an academy upper school in my constituency to change the age of transfer from 13 to 11, assuming that the local authorities carry out a feasibility study and full consultation, and demonstrate that pupil outcomes will be improved, what assistance can the Government give towards capital expenditure for any reorganisation of the feeder schools, as that clearly is not in any plans?