HC Deb 23 December 1976 vol 923 c306W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans she has to increase the number of Her Majesty's inspectors, in view of the fact that there are at present 48 fewer inspectors than there were in 1971.

Miss Margaret Jackson

Competitions to recruit Her Majesty's inspectors are held regularly, and will continue to be arranged in 1977, but appointments can be made only to the extent that suitable candidates apply.