§ Mr. Leonard
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why 176W there has been a delay in the announcement of an arbitration award for further education teachers, originally promised for seven days from 27th September, and when the award can now be expected.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The arbitral body duly heard the parties on 27th September. It delivered its recommendations to me at the end of last week.
I told my hon. Friend the Member for Brierley Hill (Mr. Montgomery) yesterday in a Written Answer that the Government accepted the recommendations.