HC Deb 20 July 1944 vol 402 c337
25. Mr. Edmund Harvey

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will encourage local education authorities to make provision in the instruments of management of council schools for the opportunity to be given to individual citizens who are not members of the education authorities to serve as managers, in accordance with the method successfully used for many years under the London County Council.

Mr. Butler

It is the general practice of county local education authorities to appoint as managers of council schools persons who are not members of the authority. Under the provisions of the Bill, all local education authorities, and not only county authorities, will be required to appoint managers of county primary schools. I do not doubt that, in making such appointments, county boroughs will in this respect follow the well-established practice of county authorities.

Mr. Harvey

Is my right hon. Friend aware that some very large authorities appoint only the education committee as managers, and that that excludes practically all other persons from this valuable service? Will he bear that in mind?

Mr. Butler

Yes; and I hope that things will turn out as my answer describes.

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