The Conservatives real problem is not the choice between a selective and a comprehensive system. As I have written before, it is deciding between localism and central control.
Our local schools are very good and provide excellent education for the students. This is why I am pleased that although my own party is looking at ways of improving education nationally through reforming the existing comprehensive system, there is no question of our changing the selective education system in Buckinghamshire against the wishes of the local community.
We must also ensure that if further grammar or secondary schools are needed they can be supplied within the county.