§ 42. Mr. Biffen
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the current negotiations concerning teachers' pay.
§ Mr. Edward Short
On 31st January, the Burnham Primary and Secondary Committee reached provisional agreement on salary increases to operate for two years from 1st April next. The settlement, which is within incomes policy, increases scales and allowances overall by £28½ million or just over 6 per cent. It also gives effect to an earlier agreement under which certain teachers, mostly in primary schools, receive some additional responsibility payments.