asked the Minister of Education the difference between a grammar school and a modern secondary school.
I am sending my hon. Friend a copy of Ministry of Education pamphlet No. 9. This describes both the similarities and the differences, and remains a useful survey of secondary education, although more experience has been gained since it was published in 1947.
What statutory authority is there for this differentiation?
There is no statutory authority for the different names.
Will the right hon. Lady also send to her hon. Friend a copy of the kind of tests which are imposed to tell to which of these schools children of 11 should go?
That is entirely a matter for the local education authority, and I do not interfere.