HC Deb 06 March 2001 vol 364 c167W
Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) what discussions he has had with Ofsted on the decision to organise the Early Years Inspectorate on the basis of homeworking by inspectors; what representations he has received on this decision; and if he will make a statement; [151937]

(2) what risk assessments have been undertaken of members of the Early Years Inspectorate who will work from home; [151938]

(3) what procedures will be put in place to ensure that (a) early years inspectors working from home have (i) ready access to their line managers and (ii) adequate means of liaison with other child care professionals and (b) proper child protection procedures are adhered to. [151939]

Ms Hodge

The organisation of Ofsted's Early Years Inspectorate is a matter for Ofsted. I have, therefore, asked HM Chief Inspector of Schools, Mike Tomlinson, to write to my hon. Friend and to place a copy of his letter in the Library.