§ Dr. A. Thompson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what decision he has taken on continuing the 50W payment of family allowances to university teacher; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hogg
The Government have accepted in principle the National Incomes Commission's recommendation that, subject to transitional arrangements safeguarding the position of staff who already have this benefit as a feature of their conditions of service, the practice of paying family allowances to university teachers should be discontinued, this being one of the conditions on which their salary proposals were based. I am awaiting the advice of the University Grants Committee on its detailed implementation (including the transitional arrangements) which is still under discussion.