HC Deb 02 July 1968 vol 767 cc213-4W
Mr. Ford

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what arrangements have been made by his Department to discuss the current salary claim of the Association of University Teachers; how long it has been under discussion; and when he will make a statement.

Mr. Edward Short

On 2nd November last my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs and my predecessor, acting jointly, instructed the National Board for Prices and Incomes to keep under continuous review the remuneration of the academic staff of universities in Great Britain. It is for the Board to report from time to time as it thinks fit. I understand that the Association of University Teachers has submitted memoranda on salaries to the Board. It is not the function of my Department to discuss salary claims with the Association.