§ 18. Mr. Adley
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she has any plans for inspection of schools in the private sector by Her Majesty's Inspectorate; and if she will make a statement.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson:
The statutory requirements under parts III and IV of the Education Act 1944 relating to the registration and inspection of independent schools are unchanged. Her Majesty's inspectors make numerous routine visits to these schools. In addition, they maintain a programme of formal inspections which in the current year, beginning April 1978, includes 31 independent schools, 13 of which are independent schools wholly or mainly for the handicapped.