HC Deb 24 March 1971 vol 814 cc141-2W
Mr. Lomas

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, in view of the representations which have been made to her from various sources, she will consider appointing an independent Chairman of the Tribunal at present investigating teachers' salaries.

Mrs. Thatcher

The arrangements for arbitration provide that, when it has been decided in a Burnham Committee that there shall be a reference to arbitration, the Chairman shall invite the Secretary of State for Employment to convene an arbitral body for the purpose. Under the arrangements it is then for my right hon. Friend, and not for me, to appoint, after consultation with the two panels, an independent person as its Chairman.

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