HC Deb 21 July 1966 vol 732 c848
14. Dr. Gray

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress he has now made in the establishment of new negotiation machinery for reviewing the pay of university teachers.

The Secretary of State for Education and Science (Mr. Anthony Crosland)

I am in touch with representatives of the parties concerned, and hope to reach a decision soon.

Dr. Gray

Does my right hon. Friend intend to give the same status to the appropriate trade union—the Association of University Teachers—as he will give to the University Grants Committee when the new machinery is established?

Mr. Crosland

I am aware that my hon. Friend is an active and notable member of the union to which he has referred. Nevertheless, I ask him to await the proposals I am putting to the A.U.T., Vice-Chancellors and the University Grants Committee. I shall be doing this in a week or two. In fact, I am meeting the A.U.T. on Monday.