§ 20. Mr. K. Robinson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the recent negotiations concerning the salaries of university teachers.
§ The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Henry Brooke)
My right hon. Friend hopes to be in a position to make a statement before long.
§ Mr. Robinson
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the Chancellor has had the recommendations of the University Grants Committee, and if so, how long he has had them in his possession? Does not the Financial Secretary agree that there has already been plenty of time for the Chancellor to consider this, and to make up his mind on what have been very protracted negotiations?
§ Mr. Brooke
These representations reached my right hon. Friend in July. As the hon. Member knows, all these matters have to be negotiated through the University Grants Committee and the Committee of Vice-Chancellors, and the Long Vacation of the Universities has intervened.