§ Mr. Willis
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what was the number of school inspections carried out and the average cost of school inspections in (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools for each of the last five years. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
[holding answer 8 November 1999]: This is a matter for Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools. I have asked him to write to the hon. Member and to place a copy of his letter in the Library.