Part of Education and Inspections Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:15 pm on 9th May 2006.

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Photo of Jim Knight Jim Knight Minister of State, Department for Education and Skills, Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools and 14-19 Learners) 12:15 pm, 9th May 2006

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for explainingwhat lies behind the new clause. It is right that when educational landor assets are sold the proceeds should be reinvested in improvingeducational provision. I know that one or two of my hon. Friends areconcerned about that, and I am happy to explore the problem with myofficials. It would probably help us if my hon. Friend and others whoare concerned about this met us so that we can pursue the matter andsee whether there is a way of resolvingit.