HC Deb 23 July 1985 vol 83 c511W
43. Mr. Butterfill

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects the first merit and distinction certificates at 16-plus to be awarded.

Mr. Dunn

The Department issued a consultation paper on GCSE distinction and merit certificates in December 1984. Responses to that document are now being considered, and my right hon. Friend will make an announcement as soon as he is in a position to do so.