HC Deb 22 January 1985 vol 71 cc381-2W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many representations he has received regarding the Green Paper "Parental Influence at School", Cmnd. 9242; if he will give a breakdown of this figure; and if he will indicate how many urged student representation on school governing bodies.

Mr. Dunn

Responses to the Green Paper have been received from 730 individuals and organisations, as follows:

Main national bodies 30
Main religious and voluntary bodies 29
LEAs and groups of LEAs 77
Governing bodies and groups of governors 221
Parent/teacher associations and parent groups 51
School teaching staffs and teacher/union groups 41
Individuals and other groups 281
Total 730

The Green Paper did not propose that there should be pupil governors and very few respondents suggested this.