§ Mr. Willey
asked the Minister of Education whether he will make a statement on the Third Report of the Secondary School Examinations Council.
§ Sir D. Eccles
I announced my acceptance of the main recommendations of this Report in May of this year. The examining bodies are already taking the necessary steps, in consultation with the Council, to introduce the proposed grading scheme and special papers by the earliest possible date convenient to the schools, which is 1963. The examining bodies and the Syllabus Committee of the Council are giving urgent attention to the revision of Advanced level syllabuses as recommended in paragraphs 50 to 52 of the Report.