§ Mr. Blunkett
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment (1) how many schools have been found by inspectors to have shortages of books and equipment which have adversely affected the standard of lessons in each of the last three years; and what percentage of schools examined this is; 
(2) when the Office for Standards in Education report on the effects of book and equipment shortages is to be published. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
These are matters for Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Schools, who heads the Office for Standards in Education. I have asked Mr. Chris Woodhead to write to the hon. Member.