HC Deb 27 October 1997 vol 299 c696W
Dr. Vis

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if she will instigate an investigation into the businesses that supply supply-teaching staff. [12868]

Mr. Ian McCartney

My Department's employment agency standards inspectorate is responsible for regulating businesses providing supply teaching staff under the terms of the Employment Agencies Act 1973. In addition to investigating complaints, proactive checks of standards in this and other sectors of the industry are conducted from time to time. Any information about suspected breaches of the legislation should be brought to my Department's attention.