Formal Minutes

Wednesday 12 January 2005

Members present:

Mr Barry Sheerman, in the Chair
Valerie Davey
Paul Holmes
Jeff Ennis
Jonathan Shaw
Mr Nick Gibb
Mr Andrew Turner

The Committee deliberated.

Draft Special Report, proposed by the Chairman, brought up and read. (The Work of Ofsted: Government's and Ofsted's Response to the Committee's Sixth Report of Session 2003-04).

Resolved, That the Report be the Second Special Report of the Committee to the House.

Ordered, That the Chairman do make the Report to the House.

Ordered, That the Government's response to the Sixth Report of Session 2003-04 be appended to the Report. - The Chairman

The Committee further deliberated.

UK e-University: Leslie Stretch, UK Managing Director, and David Beagle, Account Manager of UKeU project, Sun Microsystems UK Ltd, examined.

Sir Brian Fender, former Chairman, and Dr Adrian Lepper, Secretary to the Board, e-Learning Holding Company Ltd, examined.

[Adjourned till Monday 24 January at 3.30 m