HC Deb 06 March 1986 vol 93 c207W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will now take steps to collect information in respect of those local authorities where people under the age of 18 years are permitted full governor status on governing bodies of educational institutions; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Dunn

There is no evident reason to collect information on present practice. In the Government's view, a school or college governorship is an office of public and pecuniary trust and thus may not be properly held by a minor. The Education Bill currently before Parliament proposes to put the matter beyond doubt.