1.30pm: Apologies for our own lack of PMQs blogging today. Here’s what Sky said…

"Does the PM want A-levels to stay?

Mr Brown then began listing Government achievements in education, and their plans to keep children in education until 18, before saying that a decision would be taken on A-levels in 2012.

That is not an answer. I want them to stay, does the PM? shouted the Opposition leader.

Do you believe in education till 18? the PM responded.

Do you want A-levels in the long term? asked Cameron.

Do you believe in education till 18? said the PM.

Why won’t you give me a straight answer?! from DC.

Well, really. Although the PM insisted that he had given an answer, these exchanges are fast losing their utility as part of a system of accountable parliamentary democracy."