Department for Education and Skills

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:40 pm on 16th October 2002.

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Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Health) 4:40 pm, 16th October 2002

I have listened carefully to the hon. Gentleman, who seems to be contradicting himself. He said that we should not touch the AS-level and A-level system because our sixth formers need stability, but went on to say that we need to appoint a royal commission with a view to completely overhauling the examination system. What sort of message will that send to the sixth formers who are currently starting their courses?