It is absurd to suggest that our plans have been "torn up". We are publishing our innovative and far-reaching proposals in full, with the responses to Dearing and Kennedy on the same day.
This demonstrates the Government's commitment to lifelong learning - people will judge us by the extent of our proposals and commitment, not by creative reporting.
DR KIM HOWELLS
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Department for Education and Employment Sanctuary Buildings Great Smith Street, Westminster London SW1