Children, Schools and Families written statement – made on 15th May 2008.

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Photo of Edward Balls Edward Balls Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families

I announced in a statement to the House on 2 April the establishment in interim form of the new independent regulator of qualifications and tests, known as Ofqual. In the Government's Draft Legislative Programme published yesterday (Cm 7372) we announced that we intend to legislate to establish the regulator as part of an Education and Skills Bill in the 2008-09 session. I am today publishing an exchange of letters with Kathleen Tattersall OBE, the chair of Ofqual, prior to the launch event for Ofqual tomorrow.