§ Mr. Latham
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will make a statement on progress in implementing those sections of the Education Act 1980 which involve wider parental involvement in the education of their children within the maintained system.
§ Dr. Boyson
The provisions of the Education Act 1980 relating to school admissions and appeals and the publication of information about schools were brought into effect last October and will first apply to admissions to schools in the autumn of 1982.
The sections of the Act providing for the election of parent and teacher governors will be brought into effect by about Easter; my right hon. and learned Friend will consider when he should make compliance with them compulsory for existing schools in the light of the progress made voluntarily and the availability of resources.