HC Deb 08 November 1973 vol 863 c215W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether consultations with the various educational interests involved have been completed with regard to the reform of the sick pay regulations for school teachers; when the question was first discussed by the Teachers' Salary Council; and why Northern Ireland school teachers have not yet been brought into parity with those in England and Wales.

Mr. Peter Mills

I understand that the Teachers' Salary Council, which nominates the teachers' representatives to the Standing Committee on Teachers' Salaries, has been considering this matter in recent months. The standing committee has not made any recommendations about sick pay arrangements. If any recommendations are made they will be carefully considered.