§ Mr. Geraint Howells
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she has any plans to improve university teachers' pay, in view of the situation of the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Oakes
The negotiation of any revised salary scales for university teachers will need to take account of the next stage of incomes policy, when that has been announced. My right hon. Friend is aware of the anomalous situation resulting from the timing of the introduction of the July 1975 pay policy.