HC Deb 09 February 1995 vol 254 cc403-4W
Mr. Booth

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff are employed to formulate the national curriculum and at what cost.

Mr. Forth

Formulating, and monitoring, the national curriculum in England is the responsibility of the Schools Curriculum and Assessment Authority. The SCAA advises the Secretary of State for Education on all aspects of the school curriculum, not just the national curriculum, and of school examinations and assessment. The SCAA employs 200 staff at a staff cost of £5.8 million—1994–95 estimate. It is not possible accurately to apportion these staff between their work on the national curriculum and their other work.