HC Deb 13 February 1981 vol 998 cc431-2W
Mr. Lyell

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has completed his consultations about the proposal to alter the present arrangements for arbitration on questions of teachers' pay.

Mr. Mark Carlisle

Yes. Following careful and thorough consideration of the representations made I have now exercised the powers conferred on me by section 3 of the Remuneration of Teachers Act 1965 so as to provide for arbitration only by the agreement of both panels on a Burnham committee. The change took effect from 12 February.