§ Ms. Mowlam
To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will commission the National Accreditation Council for Certification Bodies to examine the Government's running of the Chartermark award scheme.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
I have no plans at present to involve the National Accreditation Council for Certification Bodies in the accreditation of the Chartermark scheme.
Following the 1992 scheme, MORI was commissioned to carry out an independent review of the Chartermark scheme to find out reactions to the scheme, and to highlight any areas where improvements could be made for future years. MORI concluded its research at the end of November and its findings have been used in devising the 1993 Chartermark scheme; details of which will be published next month.