§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what guidance he issues on the position of those employed in institutions of further and higher education and the remit of section 80(1)(a) of the Local Government Act 1992 as a result of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
We have issued no such guidance. Staff employed in institutions of further and higher education are no longer covered by the disqualification from standing for election to local authorities imposed by section 80(1)(a) of the Local Government Act 1972.