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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Children, Schools and Families – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 30th June 2008.

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Photo of Edward Balls Edward Balls Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 2:30 pm, 30th June 2008

We are entirely clear that we are providing a rigorous system of examinations. Standards are rising because we have the best teachers we have ever had, and we can give that assurance because we have Ofqual in place to ensure that standards are being raised in a consistent way across the country. The questions that the hon. Gentleman mentions are very interesting, but I have no more idea what the answers are than he does—perhaps we should discuss that afterwards.

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