Teachers' Visas

Education and Skills written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Andrew MacKinlay Andrew MacKinlay Labour, Thurrock

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether at any future Ofsted inspection of schools account will be taken of the consequences of the moratorium on issuing visas to teachers appointed to meet the teaching skills and recruitment shortage in schools in Essex and Thurrock, pending the result of the inquiry and visits to Sofia of Mr. Ken Sutton; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Miliband David Miliband Minister of State (School Standards), Department for Education and Skills

holding answer 30 April 2004

This is a matter for Ofsted. HM Chief Inspector, David Bell, will write to my hon. Friend and place a copy of his letter in the Library.

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