§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans he has to reduce 367W the compulsory elements of the national curriculum in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
My right hon. Friend does not plan to make any statutory changes to key stages 1, 2 and 3 of the national curriculum before the year 2000 and is keeping the situation at key stage 4 under review.