@ PatBoland - not a chance of this not going ahead. The Pilot is just an extending testing period (you know, they release substandard software, we waste weeks getting it running and then they repeat the process the following year). From 2008 the ICT KS3 onscreen testing will be statutory.
This one will not be going away.
UPDATE: Just logged into our DPS and seen that our 2007 update completed successfully yesterday afternoon.