HL Deb 25 October 1982 vol 435 c387WA
Lord O'Hagan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are satisfied that British citizens serving in the European Community are being treated fairly and equally by local education authorities.

Lord Elton

Her Majesty's Government are satisfied that local education authorities act responsibly in fulfilling their duties under the Education Acts. Nevertheless, Her Majesty's Government are aware that when local education authorities seek to apply to the wide range of individual cases the provisions of the Education (Mandatory Awards) Regulations in respect of eligibility for mandatory awards, they may put varying constructions on the requirement for ordinary residence. The interpretation of the ordinary residence provision is now under consideration in the courts; once the legal position has been clarified, the Government will consider what further guidance to local education authorities might be helpful.