28 MAY 1948, Page 16


Sra,—I am sorry that my opening sentences were not emphatic enough. I hoped that I had made it clear that I was not discussing the general merits of the new school examination, but only one aspect of it. I agree with much of what Mr. Heckstall Smith says, but I did not make the assumptions which he imputes to me ; I did assume that those children who will go to a university, however small their number, deserve more consideration than they have yet had—which, except for the sentence which I quoted from the report, is none. If this is error, I am content