HC Deb 19 June 1973 vol 858 c84W
Mr. Tope

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will introduce legislation to lower the age limit for qualification as a school governor.

Mrs. Thatcher

No. The incapacity of a minor to act as a school governor is part of the incapacity of a minor to hold public office or act as trustee, and it would not be appropriate to make an exception in this very limited field.