§ 33. Mr. Whittingdale
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what representations he has received about the membership of school governing bodies. 
§ Mr. Byers
My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has received representations about minor authority representation on primary school governing bodies, although there was generally broad support for the proposals set out in the Technical Consultation Paper. Since the publication of the School Standards and Framework Bill he has received 116 such representations from hon. Members on behalf of Parish and Town Councils in their constituencies.