HC Deb 05 August 1965 vol 717 cc449-50W
Mr. Kershaw

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware that teachers are, by reason of their status as county council employees, debarred from serving on county planning committees; what proposals he has to alter this; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Crossman

The general rule embodied in the Local Government Act, 1933, is that an employee of a local authority may not serve as a member of that local authority or of one of its committees. The underlying principle is that the same man cannot be both master and servant.