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Independent Schools

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what formal consultation with stakeholders took place prior to the publication of the consultation document on the Definition of Full-Time Education in Independent Schools; in what form; and if he will make a statement. (111999)

The consultation on the “Definition of Full Time Education in Independent Schools” has been undertaken in full adherence with the Cabinet Office’s Code of Practice on Consultations. All major stakeholders, identified prior to the consultation, were sent a copy of the consultation on the day it launched and invited to respond. The consultation is available on the Department’s website.