§ Mr. Clappison
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment when he expects syllabuses for A/S level subjects to be available. 
§ Mr. Wicks
Draft versions of the specifications for all the new Advanced Subsidiary and Advanced level qualifications to be introduced for teaching from September 2000 are now available on the awarding bodies' websites. Synopses of the draft specifications are also available on the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority's website. The finalised specifications will be available to schools and colleges in January 2000.