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 Library.
Letter from Christine Gilbert, dated November 2009:
Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me; as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, for a response. There is an element of work related to child protection in most areas of Ofsted’s remit. It is not possible to analyse these costs separately.
The cost to the public purse of Ofsted for the years 2005-06 to 2009-10 is detailed below:
£ million 2005-06 Actual 219 2006-07 Actual 215 2007-08 Actual 213 2008-09 Actual 208 2009-10 Budget 200
Budgets for the years subsequent to 2009-10 have not yet been set.
Please note that the cost for 2005-06 relates to the work of the former Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education. The costs for subsequent years are those for the new Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, with its expanded remit.
A copy of this reply has been sent to Vernon Coaker MP, Minister of State for Schools and Learners, and will be placed in the Library of both Houses.