HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 c42W
Mr. Batiste

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what procedures exist in his Department for monitoring the competence and efficiency of the Leeds local education authority.

Mrs. Rumbold

My right hon. Friend is empowered under the Education Act 1944 to intervene if he has reason to believe, as a result of a complaint or otherwise, that a local education authority may have failed to discharge a statutory duty or may have acted unreasonably in using a statutory power or discharging a duty. Her Majesty's inspectorate also monitor the work in local education authorities' schools and colleges.

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