§ 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:
Responses 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.