HC Deb 23 June 1980 vol 987 cc66-7W
Mr. Tilley

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will convene a meeting of the committee authorised to endorse the pay settlement recently agreed with the Association of University Teachers; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Boyson

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Upminster (Mr. Loveridge) on 11 June.—[Vol. 986, c.198–9].

Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why his Department has not yet responded to the pay settlement for university teachers proposed by Committee A, which is within the guidelines and cash limits laid down by the Department; and if he will convene Committee B forthwith, to ratify the proposals put forward by Committee A.

Dr. Boyson

A meeting of Committee B will be arranged as soon as essential consideration has been given to the proposals. University teachers had not ex-given that until it was agreed that Committee B might put forward its own proposals, university teachers had not expected the results of a reference to the Standing Commission on pay comparability before September of this year.

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