HC Deb 20 September 1948 vol 456 c33W
Mr. Sharp

asked the Minister of Education how many inspectors of schools have been appointed by his Department during the last three years; how many of these were from County and Church of England Schools, respectively; and if he will give an assurance that those who teach in Church of England Schools are not handicapped by that fact when their applications for appointment as H.M. Inspectors are being considered.

Mr. Tomlinson

Two hundred and ninety-eight H.M. Inspectors of Schools have been appointed during the last three years. I regret that the information asked for in the second part of the Question could only be obtained by an undue expenditure of time and labour, but I am happy to give the assurance which my hon. Friend requests.