§ Mr. Hilary Benn
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment when he expects the specifications for Curriculum 2000 to be published. 
§ Mr. Wicks
The finalised specifications for the new GCE Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced level qualifications and the new General National Vocational Qualifications to be introduced for teaching from September 2000 will be available to schools and colleges in January 2000. Draft versions of the AS and A level specifications are already available on the awarding bodies' websites.