§ Mr. Straw
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals he has to collect data on the number of national vocational qualifications levels 2 and 3, or equivalent qualifications or ones of a similar standard obtained by 16 to 19-year-olds in all types of institution and training.
§ Mr. Eggar
We are undertaking a pilot survey, jointly with the Employment Department, of information held by the main bodies responsible for awarding vocational qualifications. The aim is to extend the survey to cover virtually all vocational qualifications. We will also be consulting shortly about proposals for FE colleges to publish their results and send copies to the Department.