To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has reached any conclusions on the future composition and organisation of the pay negotiating body; and if he will make a statement
My right hon. Friend is now considering the responses of the teacher unions and employers to his proposals for new permanent pay negotiation machinery He will announce his conclusions in due course.
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science when he next expects to meet representatives of teachers' trade unions regarding pay and conditions of service; and if he will make a statement.
My right hon. Friend has met representatives of the teacher unions on a number of occasions, and would expect to hold similar meetings in the future.