HC Deb 06 December 1978 vol 959 cc657-8W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, further to the reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Winchester (Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles) on 6th November about representation on the Teachers Panel of the Burnham Committee, she will name the associations already represented to whom the Professional Association of Teachers is not acceptable.

Mr. Oakes:

My right hon. Friend has not put such a question to the associations already represented on the Teachers' Panel.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many places on the Burnham Committee's panel are allotted to each of the associations represented.

Mr. Oakes:

I assume that the hon. Member is referring to the teachers' panel of the Burnham Primary and Secondary Committee. The present allocation of places in that panel is as follows.

Association No. of places
National Union of Teachers 16
National Association of Schoolmasters 3
Incorporated Association of Assistant Masters (AMA) 2
Incorporated Association of Assistant Mistresses (AAM) 2
Incorporated Association of Head Masters (HMA) 1
Incorporated Association of Head Mistresses (AHM) 1
National Association of Head Teachers 1
National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education 2

As the hon. Member is probably aware, the constitution of the panel is under review, partly by reason of the recent amalgamation of the AHM and HMA to form the Secondary Heads' Association, and of the AAM and AMA to form the Assistant Masters' and Mistresses' Association.