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Attainment Statistics

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will publish tables for each local education authority and for England, giving the four benchmarks of attainment, adjusting the data to take account of socio-economic background in a manner consistent with statistical bulletins 12/83 and 13/84.

No. We have considered this, but adjustments to the attainment data to allow for socio-economic background would have to be based on data from the 1981 census of population, which would no longer accurately reflect the current position in all local education authorities.