§ Mr. Alan Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many requests have been made by parents for an urgent inspection of a maintained school in each year since 1996. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
Subject to the maximum interval between inspections, which is specified in regulations, it is for Her Majesty's Chief Inspector to determine when each school will be inspected. He frequently receives letters from parents expressing concerns about particular schools. Figures are not kept on how many of these letters ask him to conduct an early inspection.