HC Deb 02 July 1968 vol 767 c213W
Mr. Ford

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what machinery exists within his Department to enable collective bargaining to take place with respect to the salaries and conditions of university teachers.

Mr. Edward Short

Collective bargaining in the normal sense is not practicable because, among other things, there exists no body to represent the employers' interest. The previous machinery was agreed by all parties to be unsatisfactory and the Government concluded that the best procedure was for the National Board for Prices and Incomes to be given the responsibility of keeping the remuneration of university teachers under continuous review.