HC Deb 03 February 1997 vol 289 c460W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) what factors underlay her decision that the behaviour of teachers at Hawksworth Hall school had not fallen below the standards of propriety expected of the teaching profession; and if she will make a statement; [13511]

(2) what consideration she gave to whether there was fraud or deception by teachers at Hawksworth Hall school under the terms of the teachers misconduct circular 11/95; and she will make a statement. [13512]

Mrs. Gillan

The Department gave careful consideration to all the evidence available to it about events at Hawksworth Hall school, including the report of the independent inquiry commissioned by Scope. That evidence did not warrant action by the Secretary of State against any teachers at the school on grounds of misconduct.