HC Deb 27 February 1973 vol 851 cc324-5W
56. Mr. Cyril Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will issue a circular requesting all local education authorities to include on all governing and managing bodies of schools and colleges direct representation of teachers in those schools, and of parents of children in those schools and, where appropriate, of mature students; and if she will also consider the organisation of courses to train people for such service.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

No. The constitution of such bodies for county schools is a matter for the local education authority. If training is indeed needed by managers or governors the authority is in the best position to provide it.