HC Deb 02 May 1968 vol 763 c1282
28. Mr. Kenneth Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what discussions he has had with bodies representing teachers about their representation on the Burnham Committee; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Edward Short

None about represensation on the main Committee. The composition of working parties is a matter for the Committee itself.

Mr. Lewis

What response has the Minister had to the speech he made recently in which he urged that representative bodies of teachers should get together for joint action for Burnham and other purposes?

Mr. Short

I hope that the teachers can solve this matter themselves. I have no intention of intervening in the dispute about the working party. If the teachers really want me to regard them as a profession they must settle this kind of domestic dispute themselves.