HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c15W
Mr. Hayward

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what representations he has received about his plans to give greater control over schools to headmasters; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Dunn

My right hon. Friend has received a large number of representations about the proposals for the management of schools included in the Education Reform Bill. The proposals would increase substantially the powers of school governing bodies and enhance the role of head teachers. The principle of greater delegation has been welcomed by many.