Mr. Gareth R. Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans her Department has to introduce an English Baccalaureate; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Timms
The White Paper, "Schools: achieving success" explains that we want to begin a debate about how to develop a coherent 14-19 education phase. As part of such a phase, the White Paper puts forward the proposal for an overarching award that would recognise100W achievement in both academic and vocational subjects. A forthcoming 14-19 consultation paper will consider the proposal for such an award in more detail.