HL Deb 22 March 1988 vol 495 c173WA
Baroness David

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why it was possible to state on 26th January 1981 the number of officials of the rank of Principal and above in the Department of Education and Science with experience of teaching in maintained schools and establishments of further education [H.L. deb., col 621], and why it is now too difficult to do so. [H.L. deb., 23rd February 1988, col. 1193].

Baroness Hooper

It is clear from the 1981 reply that the precise information requested was not readily available then. It is not now either. To produce accurate information would involve a manual search by authorised senior officials through a large number of confidential personal files. I do not think it appropriate to give an impressionistic answer on this occasion.