Graham Stuart MP, Chair of the Education Select Committee, wrote to Education Secretary Michael Gove expressing concern over leaks from his department over plans to abolish GCSEs – which came out as thousands of students were about to sit GCSEs. Here’s Gove’s remarkably complacent and dismissive reply (plain text version below):
Graham Stuart MP
Chairman of the Education Select Committee
House of Commons
16th July 2012
Re: Recent leaks on GCSE reforms
Thank you for your concern. After two years in Government, I have come to the conclusion that leaks appear to be part of political life.