Deep waters;Diary;News and opinion

10th December 1999 at 00:00
NEW sports minister Kate Hoey is indeed proving just as much a thorn in the side of education ministers as her predecessors.

She's told Chris Woodhead she'd like his inspectors to find out how many children leave primary school unable to swim - oh, and could they do an audit of the quality and range of after-school sport, time spent in school on PE and games and general facilities while they're at it?

OFSTED is unamused. A spokesman tells the Diary that the scope of inspection is already wide enough, thank you very much.

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