HC Deb 06 December 1978 vol 959 c714W
Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action is being taken on the reports of the Munn and Dunning Committees.

Mr. Millan:

The reports of the Munn and Dunning Committees, which dealt respectively with the curriculum requirements and the assessment and certification arrangements for pupils in the final years of compulsory secondary education, were published in September last year. In October 1977 I sought comments from a wide range of interests on the recommendations of the two reports. I also announced my intention of setting up a feasibility study of their curricular, assessment, organisational and resource implications.

I am making arrangements for the reports of the feasibility study to be published early next year. I intend at the same time to make a statement about my reaction to the committees' reports in the light of the feasibility study and the many comments I have received.