HC Deb 05 February 1998 vol 305 c770W
Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on the future of the Welsh Joint Education Committee. [27446]

Mr. Hain

With effect from 1 April 1996 the Welsh Joint Education Committee became a company limited by guarantee jointly owned by the unitary authorities and its future is, therefore, a matter for them. I would expect the WJEC, alongside the other examination boards, to play an active role in implementing the reforms to the post-16 qualifications framework set out in the consultation paper "Qualifying for Success".