§ Mr. Park
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many appointments to Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education have been made during the past 10 years; how many inspectors left the service before the completion of their period of probation; in how many cases the appointment has not been confirmed on the expiration of this period; in how many cases the normal probationary period has been extended pending a final decision; and in how many of these cases the appointment has not been confirmed.
§ Mr. Crosland
During the ten years ended 31st December, 1965, 228 appointments were made to H.M. Inspectorate of Schools. Those appointed in 1965 and some of those appointed in 1964 have not yet completed the normal 2 year probationary period: of the remainder 3 died and one resigned before the completion of the period. In one case the period was extended and the appointment was not confirmed.