HC Deb 24 June 1965 vol 714 c1932
27. Mr. Hamling

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what further guidance he will give to local education authorities on the representation of staff on governing bodies.

Mr. Crosland

Questions of the internal government of technical colleges will be covered in the consultations which I am going to have with the national representative bodies about the future pattern of advanced work in the further education system. Arrangements for the government of colleges of education are being reviewed by a study group which I recently set up.

Mr. Hamling

In the 20th century is it not appropriate that institutions of higher education like colleges of education and technical colleges where advanced work goes on ought to be as democratic and self-governing as universities?

Mr. Crosland

I am entirely in favour of adopting the best practice which is most suitable for the mid-20th century, but I should not like to go into more detail at the moment, if my hon. Friend will forgive me, because in the case of colleges of education a study group is already at work, and in the case of technical colleges I hope that one will be at work by the autumn.

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