§ Ms. Armstrong
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans he has for changing the menbership of governing bodies of polytechnics.
We plan to re-establish polytechnics and other maintained colleges predominantly concerned with higher education as corporate bodies. The Boards of Governors will assume wide powers to determine the affairs of the institution. The membership of the boards will reflect the institutions' new status and the governors' new role. There will be a strong voice for employers and other lay representatives. We have sought views on the detailed composition of the Boards and are considering responses.