HC Deb 26 January 1988 vol 126 c169W
Mr. Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, under the Government's school management proposals whether school boards will be responsible for issues of non-attendance at school.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The Government have concluded that it should not be one of the basic duties of a school board to be responsible for attendance issues. It will be possible for functions related to school attendance to be delegated subsequently by the education authority.