§ Mr. George Rodgers
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science590W
selection use sixth-form pupils to mark the 11-plus papers; and if she approves this practice.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
My Department does not hold this information centrally, but I am not aware of any authority other than Walsall which has adopted this practice. I have no doubt that suitably selected sixth formers could mark multiple choice papers quite competently, but I should regret their involvement in a matter which might become the subject of controversy between teachers in the area and the authority, especially if this interfered with their normal work.