HC Deb 27 November 1998 vol 321 c25W
Caroline Flint

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the outcome of the consultation on the new teacher induction arrangements. [61786]

Mr. Charles Clarke

We received 569 responses to the consultation document from schools, local education authorities, teacher training institutions, teacher unions and other professional organisations. I am pleased to announce that there was almost universal support for the introduction of a structured induction programme for new teachers along the lines we proposed. I have placed a summary of the main outcomes of the consultation in the Library.