Sir Michael Fallon's written a letter apologising to the mum of a Tamworth soldier - who was killed by a roadside bomb.
Trojan Horse: Birmingham MPs Call For Ofsted Report To Be Published
Birmingham MP calls for Ofsted to release it's report into the so-called 'Trojan Horse' allegations, straight away.
In a letter to Ofsted chief Sir Michael Wilshaw and Education Secretary Michael Gove, Birmingham Hodge Hill MP Liam Byrne said media leaks surrounding the Ofsted reports were undermining public confidence.
Mr Byrne also claimed that any further delay in releasing Ofsted's findings would border on treating the parents of the schools' existing and prospective pupils with contempt.
Commenting on the leaks surrounding the inquiry into the "Trojan Horse'' claims, Mr Byrne said: "This investigation is now at risk of descending into a complete shambles.
"The school inspections were completed weeks ago, leaks to the media have multiplied, and quite frankly parents have got a right to know the truth.
"Hundreds of parents now have offers for school places next year. Children are about to start their final term before exams, yet the uncertainty goes on.''
In his letter to Mr Gove and Mr Wilshaw, the MP said he did not believe that any further delay could be justified given that inspections were conducted several weeks ago.
He wrote: "Leaks to the media have continued, these leaks are destroying public confidence in the integrity of the process.
"Parents are urgently waiting for news, and quite frankly any further delay comes close to treating them with contempt, and as bystanders in decisions in which they are the most important stakeholders.''
Numerous reports, quoting anonymous sources, have claimed Ofsted is poised to place several Birmingham schools into special measures after inspections sparked by an unsigned letter purporting to contain details of the alleged takeover plot.
Claims have also emerged that concerns about the management of a school embroiled in the row were first raised with council officials as early as 2008.
Inquiries into allegations prompted by the "Operation Trojan Horse'' letter, which was passed anonymously to council officials and teaching unions, are being conducted by several bodies, including West Midlands Police, the Government and Ofsted.
Meanwhile three schools have published letters sent to them about their Ofsted inspections. In them all three of the schools have been cleared of all of the claims.
A Black Country man's been jailed for life for stabbing his partner. Ronald Cooke attacked Tina Billingham at their home.
The family of 20 year-old Callum Lees, who was stabbed to death at a house party in Solihull, have paid tribute as they appeal for his killer to come forward.
The binmen strike in Birmingham by members of Unite the union has been suspended.
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