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Governing Bodies

Volume 164: debated on Monday 18 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has agreed revised instruments of government for further education and higher education colleges under local education authority control, where the proposed size of the governing body in each college meets the maximum permitted by section 152 (1) of the Education Reform Act 1988; and if he will make a statement.

To date, my right hon. Friend has approved 228 instruments of government proposed by local education authorities under section 151 of the Education Reform Act. The governing bodies provided for by these instruments range in size up to 23 members.

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list those further education and higher education colleges, together with their local education authorities, which originally and initially submitted revised instruments of government in accord with the Education Reform Act 1988 and where the proposed size of the governing body of each college was in excess of 20; and if he will make a statement.