HC Deb 12 July 1984 vol 63 c640W
Mr. Wood

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his policy towards action by local education authorities to enquire into the ethnic origin and party allegiance of school and college governors; and if he will make a statement.

Sir Keith Joseph

Local education authorities are entitled to address what questions they wish to governors of establishments they maintain; in the case described, however, I cannot see that a governor would be under any legal obligation to reply. I have seen, for example, the questionnaire issued by the Inner London education authority which would seem to fall into this category.