§ Mr. Brian Parkyn
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of children over the age of 11 years goes to secondary modern schools at present in Bedfordshire; what is the average for England and Wales as a whole; and what were the corresponding figures for 1960.
§ Miss Bacon:
The latest available figures are for January 1969: 71.0 per cent. in Bedfordshire, 47.8 per cent. in England and Wales as a whole. The corresponding percentages for January 1960 were 76.9 and 63.5.