HC Deb 10 June 1986 vol 99 cc163-4W
Mr. Brinton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement about present relationships between the Government and local education authorities on the management of schools.

Mr. Dunn

The management of individual schools is regulated by instruments and articles of government. These governmental documents are currently made in a variety of ways, some involving my right hon. Friend. With the aim of reinvigorating school government, the Education Bill currently before Parliament proposes a clearer and more uniform framework for the composition of governing bodies and their functions. It consequently proposes to simplify the procedures so that all governmental documents are made by the maintaining local education authority.