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Ofsted

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much Ofsted has cost to run in each of the last five years. (98503)

This is a matter for Ofsted. HM Chief Inspector, Christine Gilbert, has written to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply has been placed in the House Library.

Letter from Christine Gilbert, dated 30 October 2006:

Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, for reply.

You asked how much Ofsted has cost to run in each of the last five years.

In response, the figures are as follows:

£ million

2002-03

201

2003-04

207

2004-05

214

2005-05

221

2006-07

204

A copy of this reply has been sent to Jim Knight MP and will be placed in the library of both Houses.