§ 42. Sir John Farr
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he will be publishing guidelines to accompany the Education Act 1986.
§ 78. Dr. Michael Clark
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects to bring into force the provisions of the Education Act 1986 regarding school governing bodies.
§ Mr. Dunn
It is proposed that the school government provisions of what has become the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 should, in general, apply to any new school from 1 September 1987, to county and maintained special schools by not later than 1 September 1988 and to voluntary schools by not later than 1 September 1989. In advance of that, all schools would, from 7 January 1987, be subject to the requirement for governors annual report and parents meeting and, from 1 September 1987, benefit from the new arrangements for financial information and 559W delegation. Guidance on the Act's provisions for early implementation will be issued shortly. Guidance on the remaining provisions is planned for early April.