HC Deb 25 May 1994 vol 244 c171W
Ms Estelle Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Education for what reasons the stipulations in his notes on the clauses of the Education Bill on the qualifications for members of the Teacher Training Agency in terms of experience and capacity in teaching, higher education, or teacher training were not reflected in the advertisement for the appointment of a chief executive to the agency.

Mr. Robin Squire

The chief executive's main duty will be to manage the executive functions of the agency. He or she will be directly accountable for the control of the agency's expenditure and will have a role quite different from that of the other members of the board. This is reflected in the advertisement for the post.

The Secretary of State will take into account in making all appointments to the agency the requirements of clause 2 of the Education Bill, which include not only those mentioned by the hon. Member, but experience in industrial, commercial or financial matters, or the practice of any profession.