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Schools: National Curriculum

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 29 January 2009


My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (Ed Balls) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

In my response to Lord Sutherland’s report into the delivery of national curriculum tests for 2008, I gave a commitment to provide the Government’s response to his report by the end of January. The Schools Minister and I are giving evidence to the Children, Schools and Families Select Committee on Wednesday 4 February. We have now received the Qualification and Curriculum Authority’s action plan following Lord Sutherland’s report. We will publish this, alongside the Government’s response to Lord Sutherland’s report, in advance of that hearing.