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JANE Davidson, the National Assembly for Wales's minister for education, may hope to end the testing at some unspecified date in the future ("Welsh hopes for end to 11-plus", TES, January 18). But she could have chosen to end testing for 11-year-olds immediately had her Government not chosen to oppose the amendment put forward by Plaid Cymru.

Gareth Jones Plaid Cymru Shadow minister for education and lifelong learning National Assembly for Wales

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