§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science which people from outside Her Majesty's Government have been responsible for advising Ministers of his Department about his plans for merit and distinction awards in the 16-plus examination.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
Some 390 responses, from individuals and bodies both within and outside the education service, were received to the consultation paper on GCSE distinction and merit certificates issued last December. In the light of these, revised proposals are to be brought forward for further consultation.