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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 705: debated on Thursday 16 December 2021

Ministerial Corrections

Thursday 16 December 2021

Education

Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

The following are extracts from the oral statement on 6 December 2021.

Not that long ago, only about 37% of local authorities had a good Ofsted inspection. The one thing I would correct her on is that it is not so binary as pass and fail, because, actually, it is very much about areas of improvement in children’s social care. That 37% has now risen to 57% of local authorities that have a good inspection.

[Official Report, 6 December 2021, Vol. 705, c. 41.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for Education, the right hon. Member for Stratford-on-Avon (Nadhim Zahawi).

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Houghton and Sunderland South (Bridget Phillipson).

The correct information should have been:

Not that long ago, only about 37% of local authorities had a good Ofsted inspection. The one thing I would correct her on is that it is not so binary as pass and fail, because, actually, it is very much about areas of improvement in children’s social care. That 36% has now risen to 50% of local authorities that are good or outstanding.

Since 2017 we have seen an uplift of 10% in the social care workforce, which I hope she will agree is to be commended.

[Official Report, 6 December 2021, Vol. 705, c. 44.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for Education, the right hon. Member for Stratford-on-Avon (Nadhim Zahawi).

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for South Shields (Mrs Lewell-Buck)

The correct information should have been:

Since 2017 we have seen a rise of 10% in the child and family social worker workforce, which I hope she will agree is to be commended.

I thank the hon. Lady for her 15 years of service as a social worker. She is absolutely right. In the first quarter of next year, there will be a reduction in that bureaucracy; that is coming down the line even before the review.

[Official Report, 6 December 2021, Vol. 705, c. 53.]

Letter of correction from the Secretary of State for Education, the right hon. Member for Stratford-on-Avon (Nadhim Zahawi).

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Lewisham East (Janet Daby).

The correct information should have been:

I thank the hon. Lady for her 15 years of service as a social worker. She is absolutely right. In the first quarter of next year, the review will cover reduction in bureaucracy.