I don't follow.
Does anybody know this?
I don't follow.
Ivan, is there a difference or do you also say "Department of Education"?
Possibly :Ministry of Education??
Until last year (in summer, I think*) The Department for Education and Skills were responsible for education in England. The Department for Children, Schools and Families and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills took over then.
*I'll check, and then I'll get back to you.
This describes the change: http://www.atl.org.uk/atl_en/images/...tcm2-32373.pdf
As to the date, I await your input! Probably during the summer holidays, and not this year, I'd guess.
PS If that document doesn't say somewhere, "FE"=Further Education.
Incidentally, I'm not sure that these departmental reorganizations always make a lot of sense (although they can usually be justified). When the Prime Minister is allocating responsibilities (a 'Cabinet Reshuffle') s/he looks at how many potential ministers are available, and then either creates new departments or merges existing ones accordingly. This was not the case once; there used to be, for example, a Ministry of Education, a Ministry of Food, a Ministry of Health.... Today, in the UK, government departments are frequently renamed to reflect current priorities and political realities. [I know this isn't directly relevant to the thread, but I feel it's relevant to what's happening to the language. Perhaps I should start a new thread... Not now, though.)
Last edited by BobK; 06-Aug-2008 at 11:09. Reason: Added PS
Good job, BobK! Thanks!
Splendid! Looking forward to it.I know this isn't directly relevant to the thread, but I feel it's relevant to what's happening to the language. Perhaps I should start a new thread... Not now, though.