§ Mr. Pawsey
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what action he intends to take with regard to the criticisms in the Audit Commission's report on advisers and inspectors working within the local authority service, of the service as being poorly managed and with unsystematic record-keeping.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
My right hon. Friend and I are considering our response to the Audit Commission's report on local education authority inspection and advisory services. We shall wish to take account of the views which the local authority associations express on behalf of LEAs, at whom the report's recommendations are mainly addressed.