§ Mr. Willis
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will identify the local education authorities whose information on teacher vacancies had not been validated when the statistical first release was issued. 
§ Mr. Timms
As in past years, the Government have no plans to publish the names of local education authorities whose information on teachers in service and teacher vacancies had not been validated when Statistical First Release 05/2002 was issued on 24 April. Statistical first releases are published on the basis that their contents should be considered to be provisional in their entirety.
Fully validated data will be published in the Teachers in England statistical volume in December 2002.