Unfortunately, despite strenuous efforts, we will not be able to inform readers of the dates of the meetings of the ruling organ of the North Korean Communist Party, or of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) here in the UK.
A spokesman for the QCA explained helpfully: "Within the terms of the 1997 Education Act, authority meetings are not public and the deliberations of the authority are set out in advice to ministers. This advice is published when ministers respond and this is the means by which the proceedings of the authority are made public."
Asked for the teensiest weensiest clue as to just when the meetings might be held (we didn't expect an invite) the authority's line remained firm:
"We see no other reason for us to tell the dates."