HC Deb 11 April 1975 vol 889 cc485-6W
Mr. Gould

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether the salaries of university teachers have kept pace with the increase in the cost of living over the past two years.

Mr. Armstrong

The pay increase negotiated for October 1972 exceeded the movement in the retail price index for the previous 12 months. The increases for October 1973 and October 1974 were negotiated under the statutory pay policy of the previous administration and like those for many other groups did not keep pace with the rise in the cost of living.