HC Deb 17 December 1970 vol 808 cc1538-9
7. Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the present position in regard to the proposed Teachers' Council.

Mrs. Thatcher

I am still awaiting the views of some of the associations which have been consulted on the Report of the Working Party on a Teaching Council for England and Wales.

Mr. Hardy

Will the Minister endeavour to push on with all speed to implement this desirable development? Does she agree that a Teaching Council could serve very worth-while purposes, particularly in training standards, professional co-operation and the orientation of research, which makes this a highly desirable proposal?

Mrs. Thatcher

I appreciate the feeling that exists on this matter, and I will take decisions as soon as I have received the full representations.