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Examination Fees

Volume 888: debated on Monday 10 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science, in view of the fact that some local education authorities, having paid the fees for the CSE examinations, stipulate that parents may pay the fees for any O level subjects taken, although it is a recommendation of the teacher that it is in the pupils' interest to take both examinations, if he will advise local education authorities to pay for all examination fees, particularly for children of widows whose only income is supplementary benefit.

This is a matter for decision by local education authorities, who would normally be expected to take account of all the relevant circumstances including their general policy on the entry of candidates for two examinations.