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Teachers (Pay)

Volume 87: debated on Friday 29 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has responded to the proposal by local education authorities to establish a national joint council to discuss pay and conditions of service for teachers; and if he will make a statement.

Yes. I said as long ago as last March that I am prepared to consider the case for change, but that before coming to a firm view on the matter I should want to be satisfied that any new arrangements would offer the prospect of being a real improvement on the existing ones. I still await the detailed submission of such a case by the local authorities.