§ 23. Mr. Hendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what comparisons she has made between different local education authorities with regard to standards in primary education. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The national measure of standards of achievement in primary education is performance in national curriculum assessments. The Government have announced their intention to publish next spring school level performance tables of achievement at key stage 2. It will be possible from these tables to derive a measure of the relative achievement of schools in different local education authorities.