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(1) The Inspectorate must keep the Secretary of State informed about—
(a) the quality of the education and training within its remit;
(b) the standards achieved by those receiving that education and training; and
(c) whether the financial resources made available to those providing that education and training are managed efficiently and used in a way which provides value for money.
(2) When asked to do so by the Secretary of State, the Inspectorate must give the Secretary of State advice on such matters relating to education or training within its remit as he may specify.
(3) When asked to do so by the Secretary of State, the Chief Inspector of Adult Learning must conduct inspections of such education or training, or such class of education or training, within the Inspectorate's remit, at such intervals, as the Secretary of State may specify.
(4) The Inspectorate is to have such other functions in connection with education and training within its remit as the Secretary of State may specify.
(5) The Chief Inspector is to have such other functions in connection with education and training within the Inspectorate's remit as the Secretary of State may specify.
(6) The functions specified under subsection (4) or (5) may include functions with respect to training of or for teachers, lecturers, trainers or other persons engaged in the provision of education or training which falls within the Inspectorate's remit.
(7) In exercising their functions, the Inspectorate and the Chief Inspector must have regard to such aspects of government policy as the Secretary of State may specify.
To be appointed: see s 154(1)(a).