HC Deb 06 June 1996 vol 278 cc539-40W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) what representations have been received(a) for and (b) against a six-yearly cycle of school inspections during the consultation on future inspection arrangements; when the results will be published; and if she will make a statement; [31017]

(2) what criteria will be used in assessing which schools will be inspected more frequently than the proposed six-yearly cycle; what proportion of schools she estimates will be affected; and if she will make a statement. [30996]

Mr. Robin Squire

Her Majesty's chief inspector is currently consulting educational interests on future inspection arrangements. Once I have his advice on the outcome, I will make a further statement.