§ Mr. Willis
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if fast-track teachers will be distributed proportionately between specialist and non-specialist schools; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Estelle Morris
[holding answer 26 February 2001]: Specialist and non-specialist schools will be able to create fast-track teaching posts. Fast-track teachers will not be distributed among schools; they will apply for these posts and be recruited in the usual way.