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Examinations (Schools Council's Proposals)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd August 1976.

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Photo of Mr Fred Mulley Mr Fred Mulley , Sheffield Park 12:00 am, 3rd August 1976

I have no particular affection for examinations. If a body puts proposals before me, I shall examine them. There is much to be said for some reform of the present system. I should, however, be allowed a little time to consider these proposals, because my predecessor in the Conservative Government, the present Leader of the Opposition, took 13 months to reply to a suggestion about the number of grades of A-levels.