HC Deb 01 November 2000 vol 355 c500W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment how many school inspectors there are in each local education authority; and how much is spent by each local education authority to fund school inspectors. [135223]

Ms Estelle Morris

Local education authorities employ staff to work with schools to raise standards. Those staff are generally known as inspectors or advisers. The numbers of local authority employed staff in these categories are not centrally collected. A number of those staff are registered inspectors and team inspectors who also carry out school inspections under contract to Ofsted. Local authorities are required to recover the full costs of those inspections through the contract prices that they agree with Ofsted.