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Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (Standards)

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 5 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will ask Her Majesty's inspectors to make a general report on education standards in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

It is for Her Majesty's inspectors to determine their programme of inspections of education in individual local education authorities. I understand that they have no plans to inspect overall educational provision in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. They do, however, carry out each year a large number of formal and informal inspections of schools and colleges in the authority. In addition they have a range of meetings with officers of the authority to discuss matters of education in the area.