HC Deb 30 January 1992 vol 202 cc1167-79

`Sections 1 to 15 of this Act shall not come into force until the Secretary of State has presented to Parliament a report giving details of the financial arrangements for the payment of registered inspectors and has given his certificate that he is satisfied that both the nature of those arrangements, and the adequacy of the funds available, is such as to ensure the efficient and proper conduct of inspections as provided for under section 9.'.—[Ms. Armstrong.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Ms. Hilary Armstrong (Durham, North-West)

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Paul Dean)

With this we may take new clause 16—Resources— '. It shall be the general duty of the Chief Inspectors for England and Wales to identify the resource needs of the education system and advise their respective Secretaries of State accordingly and each Chief Inspector shall direct Her Majesty's Inspectors to ensure

  1. (a) that inspection reports on individual schools contain information on the resources made available to each such school, and
  2. (b) that such information is provided to parents under the terms of section 16 of this Act together with relevant information on the efficient management of financial resources by each such school.'.
No. 3, in clause 9, page 5, line 20, at end insert— '(2A) The duty imposed by subsection (1) or (2) shall not apply unless the Chief Inspector states, in a report laid before Parliament, that he is satisfied that the number of inspectors registered under section 10(1), and the numbers of registered inspectors and members of inspection teams trained under paragraph 4 of Schedule 2, are sufficient for the purpose of carrying out the number of inspections prescribed under subsections (1) and (2) of this section.'.

No. 21, in clause 17, page 11, line 42, after 'children;', insert— '(aa) assist parents in assessing the adequacy of the funding provided to schools maintained by their local authorities;'.

No. 8, in schedule 1, page 16, line 43, at end insert—

  1. 'Estimate of expenses 70 words
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  3. 'Accounts 7,551 words, 2 divisions