HC Deb 04 November 1986 vol 103 c370W
Mr. Holt

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if there are any plans to alter the current three-term academic year; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dunn

The National Association of Head Teachers, the Association of County Councils and, very recently, the National Union of Teachers have all issued consultative documents on this subject. I understand that the NAHT will be discussing the matter shortly with representatives of examining and validating bodies. We shall be interested to see the outcome of the consultations.