Part of Statutory Instruments, &C. – in the House of Commons at 6:15 pm on 3rd July 1990.

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Photo of Ms Audrey Wise Ms Audrey Wise , Preston 6:15 pm, 3rd July 1990

My hon. Friend referred to local management of schools. He may or may not be aware that, in the past day or two, chairmen of boards of governors have received letters from the National Association of Governors and Managers pointing out to them that, because of LMS, they now face a great risk of being sued for negligence, errors and omissions, and inviting them to take out insurance against such claims. Does my hon. Friend agree that that will create a crisis of confidence among school governors equal to that among teachers, and that it is greatly to be deplored?