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Lord Rooker: There are 12 press contact staff working for the Northern Ireland Office, consisting of a director of communications, a deputy director of communications, two principal information officers, four senior information officers and four information officers. These members of staff are located in Belfast.
Further to the School Governance (Parent Council) (England) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/1330), whether these regulations may result in a greater workload for governing bodies, especially in small and rural schools. [HL4544]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (Lord Adonis): The School Governance (Parent Council) (England) Regulations 2007 apply only to majority governance trust schools because in these schools there is a reduction in the number of elected parent governors. It is for the governing bodies of the schools concerned to decide if they wish to have such a trust. All other maintained schools are free to establish a parent council in any way that they choose, or not to do so, if they so wish. Generally, schools have systems in place to consult parents but a parent council provides an additional route for parents to put forward their views. We do not believe that the regulations will result in a greater workload for schools' governing bodies.
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