§ Diana Organ
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for what reason the addendum to key skills guidance issued in September by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority to ease the assessment burdens associated with key skills was changed. 
§ Mr. Timms
Following publication of the final draft of the addendum on the QCA website, the generally favourable feedback also suggested that there was a potential contradiction in one short paragraph. This dealt with the collection of evidence for the Application of Number key skills qualification, at one level only (level 2). The QCA therefore removed that paragraph and is discussing with awarding bodies the best way to ensure that this causes minimum disruption.