HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 c714W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost is in 2001–02 of the office of the schools adjudicator. [14081]

Mr. Timms

The cost in 2001–02 will be known only after the end of the financial year. Expenditure in 2000–01 was £442,000 for adjudicators' costs (mainly fees and expenses) and £355,000 for support staff. We expect expenditure in 2001–02 to be lower than 2000–01 as the number of cases referred to the adjudicator has fallen.