HC Deb 28 November 1946 vol 430 cc341-2W
98. Mr. G. Thomas

asked the Minister of Education how many inspectors of schools in Wales are employed by the Central Welsh Board; how many are employed by her Department; and whether there is full collaboration between these two inspectorial staffs.

Mr. Hardman

The Central Welsh Board are concerned with the inspection of 105 grammar schools established under the Welsh Intermediate Education Act, 1889. For this they employ four inspectors, including their chief inspector, who is also chief examinations officer. The Welsh inspectorate of the Ministry of Education now consists of 42 inspectors, including the chief inspector. The two chief inspectors meet regularly and can collaborate in arranging inspection visits.