§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) what percentage of 11 year old(a) male, (b) female and (c) male and female pupils in maintained schools in each local education authority attained (i) Level 3 or better, (ii) Level 4 or better and (iii) Level 5 or better, in the 1997 Key Stage 2 tests in the (1) writing, (2) reading and (3) combined test for English; and what was the average level per pupil; 
(2) for each local education authority what percentage of 11 year old pupils in maintained schools were entered for the 1997 Key Stage 2 SAT tests in (a) writing, (b) reading and (c) both for English but were absent. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
Pursuant to my reply of 27 March 1998,Official Report, column 324, further information is contained in a number of tables, copies of which have been placed in the Library.