§ Laura Moffatt
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment she has made of the protection of employment rights for teachers who will transfer to new Private Finance Initiative secondary schools; and if she will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Timms
There is no change to teachers' pay and conditions if their school is included within the scope of a Private Finance Initiative project. Teaching staff do not transfer to the private sector at these schools; they continue to be employed by the local authority or governing body, according to the status of the school.