HL Deb 08 July 2002 vol 637 c70WA
Lord Smith of Leigh

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why Ofsted has not played a part in the corporate assessment of local authorities taking place. [HL4969]

Baroness Ashton of Upholland

Ofsted has contributed in three ways to the corporate performance assessment of councils. Alongside the Standards and Effectiveness Unit, Ofsted has led on the educational element of the assessment and is visiting all 150 LEAs to discuss their score with them. Ofsted has also made its inspection data available to corporate assessment teams and has participated in several corporate governance inspections. It has played a full part, with other inspectorates, in discussion of the emerging methodology.