HC Deb 01 November 1996 vol 284 c278W
Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will instruct Ofsted to open its data base derived from inspection of schools to accredited researchers, with particular reference to those investigating the effect of class size on the quality of education. [2322]

Mr. Robin Squire

No. This is a matter for Her Majesty's chief inspector of schools. I know that he takes every opportunity to bring the information held by Ofsted into the public domain.

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