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Qualification and Curriculum Authority

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2006, Official Report, column 649W, on the Qualification and Curriculum Authority (QCA), what the reasons were for the increase in the QCA's annual spending since 2001. (98500)

The size of the QCA's remit has increased substantially since 2001, and this is reflected in the increase on the authority's budget. Additional work over this period includes modernising the examinations system and the development of key stage 3 ICT and key and basic skills tests.