HC Deb 09 February 1976 vol 905 c23W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what functions, regulated by his Department, are carried out by United Kingdom local authorities; and if he will list the Acts under which these functions are performed.

Mr. Gerry Fowler

My Department does not regulate functions carried out by local authorities as such; the functions regulated are those carried out by local authorities in their capacity as local education authorities or museum or library authorities. Nor does it regulate the functions of such authorities in Scotland or Northern Ireland. The enactments under which local education authorities in England, and in England and Wales, respectively, carry out functions regulated by the Department are listed below. If the hon. Member requires more detail I shall be glad to write to him.

England Only

Functions relating to schools and children of compulsory school age:

England and Wales

Functions relating to Further, Higher and Adult Education:

Functions relating to Teachers and Teacher Education:

Functions relating to Awards to Students: Education Acts 1962, 1973 and 1975.

Functions relating to Youth and Community Services: Education Act 1944.

Functions relating to the Arts and to Libraries: