Education Secretary Ruth Kelly had been under pressure to name the minister who made the decision after she admitted a "small number" of sex offenders had been cleared to work in English schools.
Police caution: Given to people admitting minor offences – placed on sex offenders’ register but not automatically barred from schools
Conviction: Defendant sentenced in court – goes on sex offenders’ register and put automatically on education blacklist, List 99
Meanwhile, it emerged on Friday that a sex offender had been allowed to work as a teacher at schools in South Tyneside and Co Durham from 2003 to 2005.
Comment: The question is – would Labour have tolerated such a negligent action from any one of the opposition parties?