I have not met anyone, other than Peter Rodgers, who supposes county councils to be 'mighty and powerful'; but does he not understand that, to take an example I know something about, if efficient county education services are dispersed - and they are efficient - under any government it would be absurd to establish a range of new ones? It would be good sense, not simply the arbitrary use of power, to abolish LEAs altogether. And why not the metropolitan education authorities at the same time?
Local government agencies may not be able to prevent their own demolition; the puzzle is why any should be so nave as to hasten the process.
Institute of Education
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