HC Deb 22 October 1976 vol 917 cc561-2W
Mr. Gordon Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in view of the fact that minutes of education committees and meetings of governors of technical colleges and other similar institutions which are made available to the public under the Education (Scotland) Act 1962 and schemes of administration relevant to such colleges, do not contain copies of papers referred to brevitatis causa, thus restricting the value of the minutes to the public, if he will seek statutory powers to make provision of such material obligatory.

Mr. McElhone

I am in sympathy with the hon. Member's general intention, but I think that this is a matter for administrative guidance rather than for statutory powers.