Department for Education written question – answered on 24th June 2019.

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Photo of Lucy Powell Lucy Powell Labour/Co-operative, Manchester Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the letter of 20 May 2019 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System to the Education Select Committee, how many requests for the publication of multi-academy trust improvement plans his Department has (a) received and (b) agreed; and which improvement plans have been published in (i) full and (ii) part as a result of those requests.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The information is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Further to my noble friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State’s letter to the Education Select Committee, dated 20 May 2019, we would note that where the department intervenes, we work with each trust to put in place a recovery process that underpins education provision with strong financial management and oversight.

These plans and our support for trusts are flexible and will evolve as the trusts recover and to respond to any future challenges. Any request to disclose an improvement plan is responded to on a case-by-case basis.

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