§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has as to which local education authorities in Wales, in organising the election of school governors(a) afforded parents the opportunity to (i) post in nomination forms and (ii) vote by post and (b) told parents in writing of their rights to submit nominations or ballot papers by post, with an indication of the address to which they were to be posted and adequate time for this to take place; and if he will undertake a survey of the conduct of these elections in Wales.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
The detailed information requested is not collected centrally.
Officials in the Department have been monitoring the process of reconstitution of school governing bodies by the local education authorities, and are satisfied that the majority of school governor elections have been conducted in accordance with the guidance which was issued on 27 July 1987 in Welsh Office Circular 12/87—"Education (No. 2) Act 1986: Further Guidance".
We have at present no plans to undertake a survey of the conduct of school governor elections in Wales.