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HM Chief Inspector of Schools

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the appointment procedure is for Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector for Schools. (101636)

Section 1 (1) of the Education Act 2005 provides for the appointment of Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools by the Queen in Council. There is a longstanding convention that the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, on behalf of the Government, makes a recommendation to Her Majesty on the appointment.