Gove suggests geography lessons for historian Hunt
12 November 2013 Last updated at 14:38 GMT
Michael Gove said his Labour shadow - the historian Tristram Hunt - could "perhaps do with studying geography rather more".
Mr Hunt had been speaking about the "great works of English literature", mentioning Jane Austen and Wilfred Owen studied by Mr Gove at his Aberdeen school, and claimed the education secretary was denying the same access to English pupils.
But Mr Gove said he was not able to take English GCSEs as "I was in Scotland and GCSEs weren't on offer at that time".