HC Deb 09 March 1966 vol 725 cc2094-5
25. Mr. MacArthur

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects to receive the report of the National Board for Prices and Incomes on the question of teachers' salaries in Scotland.

Mr. Ross

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer which I gave on 8th March to the hon. Member for Fife, West (Mr. William Hamilton).

Mr. MacArthur

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that I recollect that reply? Is he also aware that there is a certain unrest among teachers in Scotland following the furious conflict between the replies given by the right hon. Gentleman on this question and the original terms of reference on which he referred this matter to the Prices and Incomes Board? He has apparently prejudged the findings of the Board. Indeed, his hon. Friend made it plain earlier today that the Board might recommend more than the right hon. Gentleman put forward in the first place. What is the precise position on the Prices and Incomes Board?

Mr. Ross

The Question asked when I expected to receive the Report. If the hon. Gentleman would look through the Answers in the House to the very questions which he has asked, he will find them all there. The trouble is that I cannot endow hon. Gentlemen opposite with reasonable intelligence properly to interpret ordinary English.