HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 c259W
22. Mr. Todd

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what measures are being taken to ensure the quality of inspectors carrying out the inspection of schools. [34916]

Mr. Byers

In addition to provisions in the School Standards and Framework Bill, the Chief Inspector is implementing a programme of changes which are intended to improve the quality of inspectors and inspections. In particular, subject to legislation, the Chief Inspector will have a new duty to maintain a list of inspection team members and will have powers to remove inspectors from that list where they are judged not to be competent to inspect schools.