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Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many of his Department's civil servants have been appointed to interim executive boards; and if he will list the schools involved. 
Jim Knight: Only one civil servant from the Department for Children, Schools and Families has served on an interim executive board (IEB). This was for a temporary period in 2006 when there was a vacancy on the IEB being set up at Rhodesway School in Bradford caused by the unexpected resignation of the nominated Chair.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many interim executive boards he has established in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by local authority. 
Jim Knight: There have been 54 applications from local authorities (LAs) to the Secretary of State seeking permission to appoint an interim executive board (IEB) which have been approved since the powers came into force in September 2002. Two of these were later not implemented by the LA. In addition two IEBs have been established using the Secretary of State's own power to create an IEB in Hampshire and Wolverhampton. The following table shows where IEBs have been put in place.
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