§ Mr. Allen
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he expects the next round of appointment of school governors to begin.
§ Mr. Dunn
The provisions of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986 concerning the reconstitution of school governing bodies come into effect for county and maintained special schools from 1 September 1988 and for voluntary schools from 1 September 1989. Within that framework, it is for local education authorities to determine the most appropriate timing for holding governor elections and making appointments to the reconstituted governing bodies.