HC Deb 02 April 1998 vol 309 c651W
Mr. Dorrell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what assessment he has made of the impact on the number of personnel his Department employs of the measures contained in the School Standards and Framework Bill. [37063]

Mr. Byers

We have assessed the impact of the School Standards and Framework Bill on Departmental staffing, and expect a reduction of approximately 50 posts over time as a result of the introduction of local decision making on school organisation issues. But there may need to be some additional support for the new Adjudicators on school organisation and admissions. The precise numbers of staff required will depend upon the volume of cases referred to the Adjudicator.