Memorandum by the London Borough of Enfield
My Council wishes to contribute to the Joint
Committee's consideration of the Draft Bill with regard to the
specific issue of the involvement of the Education Statutory Co-optees
in the Council's decision-making on Education matters.
My Council made representations on this matter
to the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
in response to the consultation paper "Local Leadership,
Local Choice". I understand that the Council's comments are
available to the Joint Committee.
We are now taking this matter forward locally
through consultation with the Education StatutoryCo-optees and
other interested parties. A copy of the consultation paper is
enclosed [Not printed]. This spells out the background
to the issue and also brings forward a number of options for its,
hopefully, satisfactory resolution.
The Council believes that the Government's proposal
on this matter, as currently contained in the Draft Bill, is not
the right one. We have suggested that further option should be
consulted on before the Government makes a final decision.
I shall be grateful if this matter is drawn
to the attention of the Joint Committee together with the attached