HC Deb 10 July 2003 vol 408 cc895-6W
Mr. Gibb

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the Level 4 pass mark was for the Key Stage Two tests in(a) English and (b) Mathematics in each year from 1997 to 2002; and if he will make a statement. [123964]

Mandate of the credit transfer working group.

Priorities for future work on the quality of vocational training, including the mandate of the technical working group on quality.

Preparation of the new generation of programmes in the field of education and training.

Taking stock of five years of the European Employment Strategy.

ACVT 5–6 June 2003 The draft new Rules of the Advisory Committee on Vocational Training. Preliminary information on the future rules of procedure. Status report on the "objectives" process. Progress report on the mapping exercise of sectoral qualifications currently being prepared by Cedefop; Evaluation and development of the project "Professionalisation durable". New employment guidelines. Occupational Health and Safety and its mainstreaming into education and training. Proposed approach to support the development of sectoral qualifications, including the role of ACVT. Outline of a draft proposal for a decision setting up a European framework for the transparency of competences and qualifications ("Europass II"). New generation of programmes: results of the consultation process and state of play on the preparation of proposals.

(d/e) ACVT was set up to offer advice and submit opinions to the European Commission on vocational training policy. It does not have the power to make decisions. Its advice and opinions are addressed to the European Commission which provides the secretarial service to the Committee. The Commission publishes an annual report on the workings of its committees. The latest (second) report was deposited in the Libraries of both Houses on 10 January 2003 (Com (2003) 5060).