HC Deb 27 July 1999 vol 336 c187W
Mr. Boswell

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will define the responsibilities for inspection in general further education colleges between the (i) Further Education Inspectorate and (ii) OFSTED, respectively, in connection with educational provision for persons aged 16 to 19 years in such colleges. [93377]

Mr. Mudie

Under current inspection arrangements, the Further Education and Funding Council are responsible for inspecting provision in further education colleges.

Under the proposals in our "Learning to Succeed" White Paper (Cm 4392), OFSTED will take responsibility for the inspection of 16-19 provision in schools and colleges. For post-19 provision in colleges, and for work-based provision for all age groups, there will be a new independent inspectorate.