§ Mr. Simmonds
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the future of intermediate and foundation GNVQs. 
§ Mr. Miliband
The timetable for the withdrawal of the individual 6-unit (foundation and intermediate) GNVQs was published by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority on 27 November 2003. The withdrawal is taking place in three stages from 2005 to 2007, starting with titles with extremely low numbers of candidate entries.