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General Teaching Council

Volume 404: debated on Wednesday 30 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to review the categories of teachers exempted from the General Teaching Council fee payable as a result of the Teaching and Higher Education Act 1998; and if he will make a statement. [109998]

Current regulations authorise the General Teaching Council to charge a registration fee and to decide whether there should be exceptions where a fee is not charged. The Council has not exercised its powers to exempt any registered teacher from paying the fee. We have no plans to review these regulations.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding was received by the General Teaching Council from his Department in each year since its creation. [110130]

Funding provided by this Department to the General Teaching Council (GTC) is as follows:

1 Grant in aid payments to the GTC began in September 2000. Funding in 2000–01 therefore covered the period September 2000 to March 2001 inclusive.