HC Deb 13 July 1978 vol 953 cc763-4W
Mr. Speed

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what evidence she has that Kent county council does not appoint parent governors to schools in the county.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

I understand that parent governors are indeed appointed to Kent schools, but I have also seen reports that parents' political affiliations are an important factor in making these appointments in Kent. I am sorry that I did not make the position clear in the House on 20th June, and I regret in particular that I did not stress that I deplore party political considerations entering into the appointments of parent governors.

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