To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what dates (a) he and (b) the Schools Minister has met (i) ETS, (ii) the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and (iii) the National Assessment Agency to discuss the administration and marking of the key stage tests in 2008; and if he will make a statement.
Neither I nor my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State have met ETS. We do, however, regularly meet with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, of which the National Assessment Agency is a division. Recent meetings have included discussions on the administration and marking of key stage tests in 2008, which are now the subject of an independent inquiry being chaired by Lord Sutherland.