HC Deb 06 March 1969 vol 779 cc177-8W
Mr. Pardoe

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether staff members of all polytechnics and polytechnics designate are permitted by the regulations to stand for election to relevant local authorities.

Mr. Skeffington

The question whether the staff of a polytechnic are eligible for election to the local education authority which maintains it falls to be considered in relation to the provisions made for staff appointments in the articles of government approved by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science under the Education (No. 2) Act, 1968, and to Section 59(1)(a)

inception, giving the reasons for the continuing excess of expenditure over fees.

Mr. MacColl

The figures are as follows:

of the Local Government Act, 1933, which provides that a person shall be disqualified for being elected a member of a local authority if he holds any paid office in the gift or disposal of the authority or of any of its committees. My right hon. Friend and his right, hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science have been advised that, in the light of the relevant provisions in the articles of government so far made for polytechnics, none of the staff of the polytechnics apart from the director, deputy director and chief administrative officer will be disqualified by virtue of Section 59(1)(a) from being elected to the local education authority.