§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment in respect of phase 1 and phase 2 of the nursery voucher scheme, how many inspectors she is aiming to recruit for each phase; how many applications to become a nursery education inspector she has received; how many such applicants have enrolled in the relevant training course; and of these, how many have successfully completed the course, to qualify as a nursery education inspector. 
§ Mr Robin Squire
In phase 1, the chief inspector of schools aims to recruit, train and register 200 to 300 nursery education inspectors: to date, some 450 applications have been received and 320 have been selected to undergo a training and assessment course before the end of July. The number successfully completing will be known when all the courses have been received for phase 2 against a target of 2,000 to 4,000. This is very encouraging.