§ Mr. Latham
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science on how many occasions in the last three months he and his Departmental Ministers have visited maintained schools in their official capacities; and what are the equivalent figures for grades 1, 2 and 3 officials in his Department.
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
In the three months to 30 November my ministerial colleagues and I have visited 30 maintained schools. The equivalent figures for grades 1, 2 and 3 are zero, 13 and three respectively.