§ 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. 
§ 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".