HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 cc175-6W
Mr. Leonard

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why 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.