HC Deb 02 July 1979 vol 969 cc477-8W
Mr. Adley

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will now make arrangements whereby Her Majesty's school inspectorate resumes its regular inspection of schools in the private sector; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Boyson

Her Majesty's inspectors continue to make numerous routine inspection visits to independent schools and to maintain a programme of formal inspections for this sector. However, the number and frequency of these inspections are inevitably constrained by the current strength of the inspectorate and the range of tasks required of it.

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