HC Deb 28 April 1980 vol 983 cc339-40W
Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will report the latest position with regard to negotiations on teachers' salaries.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

Negotiations on teachers' salaries are a matter for the negotiating bodies concerned. I understand that the Scottish Teachers Salaries Committee met on 21 April, and is meeting today to consider a pay settlement consequent on the report on teachers' pay by the Standing Commission on Pay Comparability. The committee is also considering a claim by teachers for a pay increase from 1 April 1980. The negotiating committees for teaching staff in central institutions and colleges of education, which will meet on 2 May, will be considering the same issues.