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Weir refuses to end academic selection after MLAs' vote


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The DUP has accused nationalist parties of trying to destroy grammar schools after a heated Assembly debate on academic selection and the transfer test.

While a Sinn Fein motion with an SDLP amendment calling on the Education Minister to end transfer tests was passed by 48 votes to 37, Peter Weir told MLAs he would not be giving an undertaking to remove academic selection.


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