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Ministers: Correspondence

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many times a Minister from his Department has written to all (a) primary head teachers, (b) secondary head teachers and (c) local education authorities since 18 December 2007; and if he will make a statement. (196571)

It is departmental policy not to send written communications to schools or local authorities. All correspondence is via email.

We send a regular email once a week to local authorities. There have been 12 sent since 18 December 2007. On occasion we send a bespoke e-mail containing an item of significant importance. There have been three sent since 18 December 2007. We also send a Chief Executive update once a quarter. There has been one sent since 18 December 2007.

We send a regular fortnightly email to schools. There have been one sent since 18 December 2007. On occasion it is necessary to send a bespoke email containing an item of significant importance (or to schools falling within a particular category e.g. admission authorities). Four have been sent since 18 December 2007.