ITV news has been told that concerns about the education commissioner appointment are shared by two government departments.
David Cameron was consulted by the Department for Education over the use of a former terror chief to investigate education.
Sources here in Birmingham have told us that when consulted two government departments told the Department for Education they didn't agree with it.
Birmingham Council has published a list of schools which were inspected as a result of an alleged plot to seize control of governing bodies.
Peter Clarke has been appointed oversee investigation into hardline Islamist takeover plot at Birmingham schools.
The number of schools being investigated in an alleged hardline Muslim plot to force out governors and headteachers has now broadened to 25.